This is to be a (mostly) unbiased view on the subject of virtual reality.
As an ever evolving species, we think of expanding our horizons in the land of technology. We think of new ideas, re-think old ideas and often forget to think straight...
Virtual Reality (VR) has been a dream of mankind ever since the original sci-fi films. We dreamt of a place where everything was perfect. No crime, no war, no poverty and no suffering. Now that it's the 21st century, we have realized that that world is a little too far fetched. The reason for this lies with one group of people, whom I like to call "Anarchists". Those who just want to see the world burn.
On (or in) the other hand(s), VR has outstanding benefits! Surgeons can do practice operations before even going near a real patient. The military can train their soldiers before they go into the field. Pilots can... Well, you get the point. You, sitting at home, can experience things never thought possible! VR has so many advantages, but what about it's disadvantages?...
"With great power, comes great responsibility... And great electricity bill!"
Gamers aren't known for "responsibility" as such... Which makes controlling and enforcing laws in the virtual world that much more difficult. Illegal activities in the real world may go unnoticed in the virtual one. Even the unspeakable is possible (and I'm not talking about Voldemort!). If you gave someone with homicidal tendencies a VR device with a link to a VR world in which they have free reign, what do you think they'd do?
To conclude; VR will change the lives of everyone on this planet. How? That is in your hands... Or is it???
- Kyle Steele