Edward Castronova (Indiana): The Challenge of VR to the Liberal Democratic Order. Peter Rubin interviews Jaron Lanier, author of Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality. Why augmented reality is about to take over your world. Who framed augmented reality? Johannah King-Slutzky on the history of an age-old novelty. Headset hypocrisy: John Tinnell reviews Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do by Jeremy Bailenson. Are we already living in virtual reality? A new technology — virtual embodiment — challenges our understanding of who and what we are. Is the VR universe in Ready Player One possible?