The time travel illusion

Can Virtual Reality Sidestep the Paradox of Time Travel?

Most physicists agree that time travel into the past is impossible, but what if virtual reality (VR) could provide a workaround? Doron Friedman is the director of the Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. His group researches a host of topics related to virtual, mixed and augmented reality as well as brain-computer interfaces. In particular, his group is interested in behavioral realism: getting people to behave the same way in VR as they would in the real world. This not only makes it easier to carry out studies on people in simulations of real-world situations, it makes VR a powerful tool for exploring how humans might behave in alternate realities. ….[READ]