Today's political environment is less clear than it use to be.
Seems everyone is saying the same thing and trying to point fingers, but can'f find the traditional fence to point over because everything is muddled.
I have long been of the philosophy that says "moderation in all things".
But Virtual worlds instantly seems to draw an emotional line in people's mind..It is REAL/No it is NOT Real.
Or those that can't figure out their own mind. "It is NOT Real... but it is cheating if you are seeing someone in that not real environment."
Ok, make up your mind... it is real enough to sin in, but not real enough to count as a real life venue?
I did a lecture tonight from Washington State to Florida for 120 students. They kept asking questions like, "Well shouldn't people be out in real instead of in front of a computer?"
"Shouldn't you be out in real instead of in a classroom?" Just a different confine for different tasks, which all pertain to real because YOU are doing it.
It depends what you want to do. If you want to build a house you get a hammer & nails, boards and build. If you want to talk to the world globally you use a tool that will do that? Why is it any less real?
But you pretend in virtual worlds!....and you don't in real?
Would love to be a fly on the wall of the classroom turmoil that was erupting at the end of my lecture. My heart went out to the professor.
I think I am seeing a commonality, however, in the definition of real. If your Paid for it in real money.. then it is real. My family thinks I am crazy for the time I work in virtual, but when I mention what I am paid... Well now..Now they accept it as real.
I have been listening to Ray Kurzwell's "Singularity" where he believes we will all be living in an augmented world with virtual reality integrating our lives.
I had a question in our last philosophy meeting where I showed this video. It is people in Real watching a holographic presentation on a real building. So what part is not real?