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    Virtual Reality Dystopia

    Something I've been thinking about because of a book I read recently.

    The internet and virtual reality technology is bound to keep on progressing as time goes by, until, in not as distant future as you might think, it's connected directly to our brains, and people are able to fully immerse themselves into it, akin to The Matrix


    At that point, humans will be able to hide from all their real life problems in another, perfect virtual world of their own creation, where the only limit will be their imagination, where you can instantly learn martial arts

    stop bullets in mid air

    fucking fly like Superman

    or whatever else, anything you want, really, it's your world, you're like God in it.

    Lonely people will be able to find love, and I don't just mean sexual fantasies, but actual virtual relationships that would seem as real anything here, in the flesh and blood world


    A cowardly little office clerk

    could become a badass action hero

    hehe

    Etc.

    Sounds awesome, doesn't it?

    But then, one begins to consider the big picture, the wider implications.

    As people will more and more "tune out" the real world, so to speak, and spend more and more time in their own virtual heavens, they will gradually more and more lose touch with the reality. They will more and more cease to really know, or even care, what goes on outside their actual real life window!


    As people stop paying attention to politics, will democracies survive? How will all our governments conduct themselves, even here, in the Western world, when any real citizen oversight really becomes a thing of the past?

    Will the rich and powerful laugh and enrich themselves as the real world drowns in corruption, while regular people literally sleep?


    And one other thing: as more and more humans spend most of their time in that artificial world, who will reprofuce in the real one?

    Will those aforementioned now unaccountable governments and their scientists start to simply manufacture humans, to sustain their populations and work forces, with robot operated clone farms, also ala "Matrix"?


    I am not sure I want to live to see such a society with my own eyes...

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    Virtual Reality Dystopia

    I wish I remembered what the document was called, but the wachowski(sp?) brothers got that from a declassified planning document about where to guide technology.

    That was among the plans, have people in an artificial world while using their body heat for power...
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    These are the books I read recently, which got me thinking about all this: James Dashner | The Mortality Doctrine Series

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    A mechanical universe for humans is a dystopia because of the lack of God, or the spirit of life. Not to sound too preachy, I think the spirit of mind has a lot more growing to do for humans to realize their potential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlGuy View Post
    A mechanical universe for humans is a dystopia because of the lack of God, or the spirit of life. Not to sound too preachy, I think the spirit of mind has a lot more growing to do for humans to realize their potential.
    I don't know... I get the need for spiritual growth and such.

    But, really, religions were created by humans in the early days really simply to explain all the natural and other phenomena they did not, back then, have the scientific means and knowledge to understand otherwise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I don't know... I get the need for spiritual growth and such.

    But, really, religions were created by humans in the early days really simply to explain all the natural and other phenomena they did not, back then, have the scientific means and knowledge to understand otherwise...
    You may have to look more at what the mechanical sciences call miracles or impossibilities.
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