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Would you choose VirtualReality over reality?


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Poll: Would you choose Virtual Reality over physical reality? (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you choose Virtual Reality over physical reality?

  1. Yes (9 votes [26.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.47%

  2. No (25 votes [73.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 73.53%

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#1    Render

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

If there was a personalised virtual reality available, adjusted to your dreams and desires. Would you choose it over the real world ?


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

I chose "No".
While virtual reality has its uses and is fun it is still fake regardless of what desires are made manifest.
I think many of us would like to be in a world, even if it was for a short time, where our dreams were made to seem real and it may offer a sort of comfort but in the end virtual reality is still a lie...a pleasant one but a lie nonetheless.

I don't much care for our world as it is but at least it is real.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Virtual reality would be fun, but I like the unpredictability of the real world.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

One of the most significant problems with some forms of too much early-age "virtual reality" is a disconnection with the "real world"
This does not necessarily apply to adult professionals who use it in medical research, space sciences, etc... but it can happen.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:06 PM

It would be a temporary escape from the stresses of real life but I don't think I would want to stay there.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:27 PM

I would love to try it, but i have a feeling it could become somewhat addictive.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

no cause all the things i really like are here.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:18 AM

Take the red pill!

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:11 AM

It would be entertaining but not being real would be  disillusioning over time and probably lead to melancholy.

Edited by libstaK, 31 October 2012 - 04:12 AM.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

For entertainment, not for life, it will always be an imitation of reality.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

I have already chosen virtual reality.


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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

No, virtual reality is fun in small doses, but I'm much happier with my reality.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 30 October 2012 - 10:15 PM, said:

Virtual reality would be fun, but I like the unpredictability of the real world.

Virtual Reality can just as unpredictable when based on the real world. But certain variables can be adjusted that the unpredictable things aren't extremely unpleasant, or if they are the response can be smoothly adjusted to make it easier.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

View PostRyu, on 30 October 2012 - 09:46 PM, said:

I don't much care for our world as it is but at least it is real.


Then why choose it if the choice is available?
Surely "just because it's real" can't be sufficient reasoning to reject a more utopian-like existence?
Or is it?



Or is it because ppl in general feel that they will be rewarded for their hard times and strife, in the end? And virtual reality would be made "too easy" so there is no imaginary reward?

Edited by Render, 01 November 2012 - 01:02 PM.


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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:37 PM

How do you know we arent already living in virtual reality... :ph34r: :w00t:





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