Psyched out of the virtual world..

Remediated worlds will work, that is if you can fool the brain. With the technologies coming out, it is indeed possible in the near future to create worlds that do not exist outside of a pair of glasses. Whats needed is technology that can sync up perfectly with the functions of the brain:

The research reveals that “the sense of having a body, of being in a bodily self,” is actually constructed from multiple sensory streams, said one expert on body and mind, Dr. Matthew M. Botvinick, an assistant professor of neuroscience at Princeton University. Usually these sensory streams, which include vision, touch, balance and the sense of where one’s body is positioned in space, work together seamlessly, Dr. Botvinick said. But when the information coming from the sensory sources does not match up, the sense of being embodied as a whole comes apart. The brain, which abhors ambiguity, then forces a decision that can, as the new experiments show, involve the sense of being in a different body.

If the brain is fooled in such a fashion, then the source disappears visually. It is possible that an entire suit would be needed to fool the body with the brain and so that would not disappear, but if the brain and senses are in another world then its possible that what is outside might not even be seen. If  you are immersed deeply enough into a game, it is possible for some gamers to completely ignore anything going on around them. How many people have you tried several times to get their attention while they were playing a game, only to have to end up doing something to them? Sometimes the graphics don’t have to be super real to loose someone’s senses to the computer. If you concentrate on a game hard and long enough, outside distractions dissolve and you become one with your avatar. All you have to do is loose your senses and the virtual world becomes as real as day and the source disappears.


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