Is VR addictive?

Is It Really So Bad If We Prefer Virtual Reality to Reality?

As I’ve been developing this series, I’ve gotten to spend time with people who are working on the coolest innovations in virtual reality. Surprisingly, whether they’re the CEO of a haptics company or an academic researcher, one topic consistently comes up in conversation: What will happen when the technology has evolved to the point that people actually prefer virtual experiences to real ones? This question has captured the imagination of science fiction writers for generations. But it was a question that only science fiction writers needed to worry about, since it was technologically unfeasible. In the internet age, however, we already choose virtual experiences over “real” ones on a regular basis. We do it every time we choose to post on a friend’s Facebook wall instead of meeting them at a coffee house. ….[READ]

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