Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1) by Ernest ClineIN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when hes jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wades devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this worlds digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creators obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wades going to survive, hell have to win—and confront the real world hes always been so desperate to escape.
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'Ready Player One' Versus Reality: How Close Are We?
The America of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One is dystopian -- post-energy crisis, life is kind of a bummer -- in all but its view of virtual reality. The VR tech in both the book and the current Steven Spielberg movie which, despite resembling the excellent book only in world building and at major climax points, is also not bad beats anything available on the market today. It lacks the extremely sensitive haptic gloves and suits that allow the lightest touch to register -- and objects to provide real-world-like feelings and feedback. A recent report released by analyst IDTechX suggests those technologies are on the way, but have challenges to overcome. Advanced haptics features such a thermal variation are even rare in high end systems.
There were times he thought he would never finish the manuscript, let alone publish it. But the novel, mostly set in a global online pleasure world called Oasis, went on to become a bestseller and was translated into more than 20 languages. Teen protagonist Wade Watts is a games fanatic living in a slum town outside Oklahoma City, but spending most of his time in the virtual world. Whoever solves a series of puzzles within the game becomes its new billionaire CEO. Wade enters the hunt, kicking into gear a breathless nerd empowerment fantasy.
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Ready Player One is a science fiction novel, and the debut novel of American author Ernest Cline. The story, set in a dystopia in , follows protagonist Wade Watts on his search for an Easter egg in a worldwide virtual reality game, the discovery of which will lead him to inherit the game creator's fortune. Cline sold the rights to publish the novel in June , in a bidding war to the Crown Publishing Group a division of Random House. A film adaptation , screenwritten by Cline and Zak Penn and directed by Steven Spielberg , was released on March 29, In the s,  the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels and the consequences of global warming and overpopulation , causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the OASIS, [a] a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and haptic technology such as gloves. It was created by James Donovan Halliday, founder of Gregarious Simulation Systems former Gregarious Games , who, when he died, had announced in his will to the public that he had left an Easter egg inside the OASIS, and the first person to find it would inherit his entire fortune, ownership of his corporation as well as the OASIS itself, which is worth trillions.
Ready Player One is a American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg , from a screenplay by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline based on Cline's novel of the same name. Miller , Simon Pegg , and Mark Rylance. The film takes place in , when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation to escape the desolation of the real world. Orphaned teenager Wade Watts Sheridan discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by businessman Nolan Sorrento Mendelsohn can do so. The film was noted to have significant differences from the book; some critics said the film's plot was an improvement over the source material.