Mix Virtual Reality with the dominant culture of pornography and narcissism and what do you get?

An extension of the already troubling cultural conditions we see today.

As we see, it's not at all the grandiose positives as technology pundits make it out to be. We already have a serious problem with people the world over addicted to gaming, smartphones and the Internet, as well as valuing a fake world over the real world---at the cost of the real world:

  DOCUMENTARY: PLAY AGAIN by Tonje Hessen Schei (2010) - 1:20:32 "One generation from now, most people in the United States will have spent more time in the virtual world than in the natural world. New media technologies have changed lives in countless ways. Streams of information now appears in a click. Overseas friends are contactable in an instant. Engulfing video games and streams of endless entertainment to stimulate the senses, dazzle the mind and pander to the acculturated desire to be in control. Even grandma loves Wii. But what are people missing when they’re behind screens? How is it already impacting our children, our society, and the planet? At a time when people are at screens more than they are outside, Play Again explores the challenge in dealing with the addiction and returning to the real world…"

 

DOCUMENTARY: PLAY AGAIN by Tonje Hessen Schei (2010) - 1:20:32

"One generation from now, most people in the United States will have spent more time in the virtual world than in the natural world. New media technologies have changed lives in countless ways. Streams of information now appears in a click. Overseas friends are contactable in an instant. Engulfing video games and streams of endless entertainment to stimulate the senses, dazzle the mind and pander to the acculturated desire to be in control. Even grandma loves Wii. But what are people missing when they’re behind screens? How is it already impacting our children, our society, and the planet? At a time when people are at screens more than they are outside, Play Again explores the challenge in dealing with the addiction and returning to the real world…"