Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Future States: When Virtual Games Become Indistinguishable From Reality


Will Humans Merge With Virtual Reality?

Will games become so realistic in the future that a player cannot distinguish between objective reality and virtual reality? Perhaps humans will merge into virtual reality not just for games but for other life activities, leaving progressively more of objective reality behind. Will a line someday be crossed whereby humanity begins a migration into virtual reality? Perhaps it has already begun...

Future States - Play | Offbeat | PBS Film Festival The film imagines a not-too-distant future where video games have become indistinguishable from reality. These fully immersive games are nested inside each other like Russian dolls - each new game emerging from another and connecting backwards with increasing complexity. Synthetic experience competes with real experience as dream, fantasy, and memory begin to collapse into each other.

PBS Online Film Festival

"Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?" ~ Edgar Allan Poe


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