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The Threat of VR

This article began with a premise I thought I believed in. Until I really thought about it, and then, as with most things, I found the idea to be at once more complicated and more simple than I had guessed. Let me explain.

As we sat around plotting out this issue of And Sons, we talked through several ideas until some began to emerge as leading contenders. One of these ideas was the article I am writing here, whose premise was this: that the continued emergence of artificial realities threatens to disconnect us from reality in devastating ways.

We were talking about the rise in... read more