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1st Feb '16 6:22:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', by TadWilliams.

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* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', by TadWilliams.Creator/TadWilliams.
3rd Aug '15 12:22:28 PM Cryoclaste
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The advent of SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.

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The advent of SecondLife VideoGame/SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.



* Used in the works of Kawahara Reki. The idea is just starting to pick up steam in ''SwordArtOnline'', but by the time of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' it's become commonplace. It helps that between the two series "diving" technology is miniaturised from bulky [=NerveGear=] headsets to the slim [=NeuroLinker=] collar, the latter also having an AugmentedReality function that essentially replaces mobile phones.

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* Used in the works of Kawahara Reki. The idea is just starting to pick up steam in ''SwordArtOnline'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', but by the time of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' it's become commonplace. It helps that between the two series "diving" technology is miniaturised from bulky [=NerveGear=] headsets to the slim [=NeuroLinker=] collar, the latter also having an AugmentedReality function that essentially replaces mobile phones.



* In {{Whitewolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' game, there's the Digital Web, and one faction is working on Reality 2.0 to boot.
* ''{{Shadowrun}}'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.

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* In {{Whitewolf}}'s Creator/{{Whitewolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' game, there's the Digital Web, and one faction is working on Reality 2.0 to boot.
* ''{{Shadowrun}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.



* TheNamelessMod: a meta example. The game (mod) is set in forum city-a fictional {{metaverse}} based on VideoGame/DeusEx where player avatars are based on VideoGame/DeusEx characters.

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* TheNamelessMod: ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod'': a meta example. The game (mod) is set in forum city-a fictional {{metaverse}} based on VideoGame/DeusEx where player avatars are based on VideoGame/DeusEx characters.



* SecondLife

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* SecondLifeVideoGame/SecondLife
22nd Jul '15 5:06:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' - The Internet has evolved into just this, except the avatars are independent, sentient entities instead of just virtual images of the users. Also, it's been extended into everything from water coolers to vases.

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* ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' - The Internet has evolved into just this, except the avatars are independent, sentient entities instead of just virtual images of the users. Also, it's been extended into everything from water coolers to vases.
22nd Feb '15 8:37:52 AM HerissonRamoneur
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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.

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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', ''{{Literature/REEL}}'' (the [[FunWithAcronyms acronym]] is French for "real"), where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.
22nd Feb '15 8:32:26 AM HerissonRamoneur
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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.
3rd Dec '14 1:09:37 PM nombretomado
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* The manga for ''DenshaOtoko'' has a ''very'' primitive version of this, with round, dumpling-like users floating in a gray cyberspace and talking in text, as a representation for a chatroom.

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* The manga for ''DenshaOtoko'' ''[[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]'' has a ''very'' primitive version of this, with round, dumpling-like users floating in a gray cyberspace and talking in text, as a representation for a chatroom.
24th May '14 2:00:05 AM altrus
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* High Fidelity
25th Feb '14 6:40:08 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[TheInternetIsForPorn Didn't we have to pay a $9.99 subscription to get in this part of town?]]" \\
"Nah, Zoidberg's got a lifetime pass. He's in Claw Fetish right now."]]
22nd Feb '14 5:23:53 AM Willbyr
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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' - See the episode where Major Kusanagi visits a chat room, for example.
* ''{{Mnemosyne}}'' has "2.0". We see it grow in importance over the course of the series.
* ''SerialExperimentsLain'' mixes this with an incredible amount of MindScrew.
* ''DennouCoil'', to a degree. AugmentedReality is more like it.
* ''RealDrive'': from the same creator as ''Ghost in the Shell''.
* ''SummerWars'' has Oz, and its [[SpiritualSuccessor big brother]], the Franchise/{{Digimon}} movie ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Our War Game]]'' takes the same approach to the Internet. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhsxMqL7PQc Superflat Monogram]] also has a similar Internet representation.

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* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' - See the episode where Major Kusanagi visits a chat room, for example.
* ''{{Mnemosyne}}'' ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'' has "2.0". We see it grow in importance over the course of the series.
* ''SerialExperimentsLain'' ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' mixes this with an incredible amount of MindScrew.
* ''DennouCoil'', ''Anime/DennouCoil'', to a degree. AugmentedReality is more like it.
* ''RealDrive'': ''Anime/RealDrive'': from the same creator as ''Ghost in the Shell''.
* ''SummerWars'' ''Anime/SummerWars'' has Oz, and its [[SpiritualSuccessor big brother]], the Franchise/{{Digimon}} movie ''[[Anime/DigimonAdventure Our War Game]]'' takes the same approach to the Internet. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhsxMqL7PQc Superflat Monogram]] also has a similar Internet representation.



* ''Film/TheMatrix''

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* ''Film/TheMatrix''In ''Film/TheMatrix'' and [[Film/TheMatrixReloaded its]] [[Film/TheMatrixRevolutions sequels]], the Matrix is a "neuro-active simulation" which human minds are jacked into to keep them under the machines' control. It's a very convincing simulation of late 20th century civilization, except to those few that don't take to it and are sought out by the rebels to become redpills.



* {{Caprica}}'s holobands.

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* {{Caprica}}'s ''Series/{{Caprica}}'''s holobands.



* ''Shadowrun'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.

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* ''Shadowrun'''s ''{{Shadowrun}}'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.



* Webcomic/KidRadd has the digital protagonists living in the internet, which to them looks much like this trope.

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* Webcomic/KidRadd ''Webcomic/KidRadd'' has the digital protagonists living in the internet, which to them looks much like this trope.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - After clearing the Valley of Pop-Up Ads, you reach a huge metropolis where Google and Yahoo are in the big buildings. The porn sites are in the red light district.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' - After In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', after clearing the Valley of Pop-Up Ads, you reach a huge metropolis where Google and Yahoo are in the big buildings. The porn sites are in the red light district.


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1st Feb '14 4:23:10 PM zarpaulus
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* Cyberspace/The Matrix in Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy''.


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* The Mesh in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' typically employs AugmentedReality instead of virtual but it's practically the same thing.
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