The Real World of Jasper Hunter

A new book-in-progress by author Ned Hayes.
Coming soon! 

“We used to play pretend, give each other different names
We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away
Used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face… Wake up…”
          -– Twenty One Pilots

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Hints, References, Real World® Moments

How to Steal a Space Shuttle

Real Life Rogue One: How the Soviets Stole the Space Shuttle Plans

Virtual Reality’s Missing Element – Other People

The Good and the Bad of Escaping into Virtual Reality

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Last Child in the Woods: Nature Deficit Disorder

Living Outside the World: Virtual Reality



Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked, by Adam Alter


Augmenting Alice: The Future of Identity, Experience and Reality, by Galit Ariel


The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr


The Eagle Tree: A Novel, by Ned Hayes


Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality, by Jaron Lanier


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv


Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by Neil Postman


Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, by Neil Postman


Future Presence: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy, and the Limits of Ordinary Life, by Peter Rubin


The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman