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What will be made obsolete by virtual reality?


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Think about it. Virtual reality could make a hell of a lot of things obsolete. Amusement parks, arcades, movie theatres, leisure centres, even playing sports and going on holiday. What else do you think it could potentially make obsolete?

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Tourism for some people, face-to-face meetings, by-and-large prostitution and hook-ups with real people, computer gaming using monitors, physical classrooms for learning...

 

 

Ultimately, rendered obsolete is using your biological body you were born with as a vessel for your consciousness.


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I agree with Maximus, if you could somehow hook up a food/water tube to yourself (which I figure would be a lot easier than it is now by the the time full immersion VR comes around) you could just stay in virtual reality FOREVER. Some jobs (and school, of course) could even be done in VR.


I want mah virtual reality!


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Obsolete is subjective when it comes to some things.

 

Amusement parks maybe, but tourism?  I know I would love to actually visit them instead of virtual reality so that will never be "obsolete" for me.  Maybe though, there would be a nice place that exists only in VR or I can't afford a trip.


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All other forms of entertainment.



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I agree with Maximus, if you could somehow hook up a food/water tube to yourself (which I figure would be a lot easier than it is now by the the time full immersion VR comes around) you could just stay in virtual reality FOREVER. Some jobs (and school, of course) could even be done in VR.

Look in the "Outlandish Technologies" thread as to why even that wouldn't be a problem.


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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 What he said.



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Yes, I also agree that tourism is unlikely to become obsolete. You can get whatever you want in VR, but ultimately, it's not "real". There is some incredible real stuff in the world that isn't worth missing, and the fact that it is real adds to it. Anybody interested in history would probably agree.




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