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    I've been reading recently about how real virtual reality can get and I was wondering imagine virtual reality flotation tanks that you could pre program and live the life you wanted to live and be the person you wanted to be. I have heard that this can and even will happen Could you pre-program and choose things like sexuality, appearance, etc ?


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    You could change details about your self, in your subjective experience. But your objective reality would remain un changed. You could program yourself to be nominally female but your plumbing would still be male and the orgasm you would experience would be the limited male orgasm rather than the larger and longer female one.


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    Can you imagine the new exotic mental disorders we can foster if (?) this technology takes off? It might be a bit like , you know with some drug abusers "the lights are on but there is nobody at home"

    Perhaps in the future we might have to create technology free zones where people can lead their lives away from the subversive effects of this and similar technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Can you imagine the new exotic mental disorders we can foster if (?) this technology takes off? It might be a bit like , you know with some drug abusers "the lights are on but there is nobody at home"

    Perhaps in the future we might have to create technology free zones where people can lead their lives away from the subversive effects of this and similar technology.
    The Amish have done so already.
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    Yes so they have .Would they think of themselves as ahead of the times,I wonder?

    Maybe we will take more "no technology" breaks in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geordief View Post
    Yes so they have .Would they think of themselves as ahead of the times,I wonder?

    Maybe we will take more "no technology" breaks in the near future.
    I don't know, but I suspect they'd agree with Henry David Thoreau when he wrote, "Instead of reading The Times read the eternities".
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    great...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. If you endeavor to build your own PC for example, you will quickly find out that processing speeds are getting to a point that plateau. The rate of a human's comprehension is only so fast in relation to the output a computer produces for this user. So in the gap between what a computer can do and what software is designed for there is a lot of room for improvement that may or may not be possible. I am in the way of thinking that it is not possible. On the other side all computing is dependent on the input a human enters into the system. So, even if an ideal reality could be designed, a person would have to be fast enough to process an additional reality on top of ones own and input into the system as an "other" scientifically designed self. This is extremely difficult. While it is possible to layer two realities on top of each other, a person will always experience this gap. At this day in age the efforts to do so are very strained to meet their ideal situations, whatever form these ideals take.
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