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Immersion Delivers a Needed Break from Reality

“Walking around like regular people. They don't see each other. They only see what they want to see. They don't know they're dead.” Cole Sear, “The Sixth Sense,” Buena Vista Films, 1999

For a number of years during college we shared a house with foreign physics and chemistry grad students.  To avoid studying, we’d get in these deep philosophical discussions on what reality and being really was.

You know, like “I’m real and you are a figment of my imagination or you’re real and I’m a figment of your imagination.” Or, we’d have existential discussions as to reality that we – and this planet –were really just a molecule of a still larger universe; and, in fact, a molecule in a chair in this still larger universe. 

When we saw the first Matrix, we said, “Jeezz maybe our reality isn’t.”

After a year of hiding behind a mask, barricaded at home except for a few missions out, endless Zoom meetings and a constant barrage of real/shaky/fake “news,” we’re less certain.

We got swept back into the 4th/5th coming of VR for a couple of reasons.

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