Category Archives: ReadyPlayerOne

ReadyPlayer One Interactive

As I read Ready Player One many themes and ideas came to mind but the ideas of Identity and the element that Chance plays in our lives were the two that I focused on for the Ready Player One Interactive … Continue reading

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OASIS vs. Reality – Are MOOCs the next step?

The future portrayed by Ernest Cline in Ready Player One is bleak: hunger, poverty, unemployment, war, environmental disaster. But one element remains positive – access to education. In Cline’s dystopian world, everybody gets to attend public school through the OASIS, … Continue reading

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Ready Player One – Quest for Identity

This book is perfect for incoming college students because college is the place and time of a young person’s life to find their identity, which is a central feature of the novel. It is also a fun and engaging novel … Continue reading

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Ready Player One and Open Access

In Ready Player One, Parzival refers to the OASIS as an “open-source virtual utopia”. While the OASIS may not be a true open source platform (since true open source requires the code to be freely available), the conflict between IOI … Continue reading

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I’m a gamer

I’ve been a gamer my whole life, or at least those portions of my life I can remember (and frankly, while I was alive before receiving my first Nintendo, was I really living?).  So let’s just stick with my whole … Continue reading

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Ready Player One Speaking to Our Generation

The allusions within Ready Player One, not only captivate people who grew up in the 80s, but everyone since that time as well. The kids that grew up in our generation not only played video games, but some would argue … Continue reading

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I Love the ’80s: Dystopia, Nostalgia, and Ready Player One

Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a dystopian novel.  Can a dystopian novel be nostalgic? For those unfamiliar with the term, dystopia is the opposite of utopia.  Utopia comes from Thomas More’s 1516 work of the same name, and it imagines an … Continue reading

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Flashbulb Memory, it happens to everybody

Every generation seems to have its epochal moment that everyone vividly remembers.  In the 1860’s, it was Lincoln’s assassination; one hundred years later another president (John Kennedy) was shot and killed.  People recalled these events for the rest of their … Continue reading

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On the Quest for a College Degree-Be Sure to Use the Right Keys

Three keys open three secret gates Wherein the errant will be tested for worthy traits And those with the skill to survive these straits Will reach The End where the prize waits -p. 6 Attention Gunters: “You’re something called a … Continue reading

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A Frighteningly Realistic Setting…

It’s no secret that our technologically advanced society has its downsides. Though daily life without the internet and a childhood without video games seems unbearable in this era, we must be wary of becoming addicted to an online world detached … Continue reading

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