I'd rather be wasting my 8 hours working for a better life in reality instead of making my life better in VR. Your body is in the real world and not the VR. Most likely the majority of people you meet on VR are AI and you can't really make them real. I agree with you 100% that VR will be the most fun and entertaining thing you can literally think of. I'm 14 and I play a lot of video games, I know the feeling. Instead of looking at a 2d surface, your using you 5 senses and you experience so much detail that it is indistinguishable from reality. You would never get bored. I'm for sure going use VR. But either way, reality and VR no matter the quality they can't be compared. The worry I have about VR is that people like you will lose the sense of reality and which world is real. You have one world which gives you no forced obstacles and another with a lot of forced obstacles. It is natural to assume that people would choose the one one with no forced obstacles but remember, obstacles are what were born to do. Obstacles are why we evolved from single cellular organisms to multi cellular mathematical self aware machines. It is also why we went from caves to 1000 foot skyscrapers. My meaning for life is to progress. That is why we play games. In games, we progress and face obstacles. That is what makes games fun. But I want to progress in reality, to become a great man and not a great man in a video game. I want to go forward in life and really experience the "I did it" process without knowing that everything around me isn't real and isn't in VR.
How are you going to be great when machines have made human labor, even of the intellectual kind, obsolete?
Even if it isn't...
People already conduct a large amount of their business on the Internet, and more and more of their real life business is transitioned to the Internet every day. It's feasible that in less than 20 years, all "real life business" is conducted in VR, on the Internet.
The Internet is going to be so interwoven with our real lives via augmented and virtual reality, that each new generation will look at the Internet and VR less and less as something apart from the real world. Instead, they will look at it as just another part of it.
Think of how we now live in air-conditioned buildings, in cities and communities that are increasingly designed around human comfort. Do you consider that "not living in the real world," as opposed to roughing it in the wild, without modern amenities, foraging and hunting for food? On the contrary, if someone chose to live that way today, many people would probably view their choice in the opposite light, as if those aspiring hunter-gatherers are actually the ones who have chosen to "disconnect" themselves from the "real world." Ironically, in the future, VR may be the only convenient option for someone who wants to live that way.
Perhaps, you are concerned that if you spend too much time in VR, you will become "disconnected from reality" and neglect developing yourself in ways that will further your career aspirations, social life, sex life, physical fitness, etc. If everyone is online for a great deal of their lives, in fact, sharing time between the real world and virtual worlds constantly and simultaneously, then you are already furthering your career and social aspirations, possibly even your sex life with the time you spend in VR. Physical fitness may seem a bit trickier, but even that is an obstacle we can overcome. Muscles can be stimulated in more ways than using your mind to engage them in repetitive tasks. If you're immersed in VR through a nanosystem that intercepts and/or diverts or replaces the signals that are being sent to and from your brain and body, the same computer system that keeps you immersed in virtual worlds can exercise your body while you are "away." If you don't trust a machine to engage in physical exercise without you "present" (why wouldn't you, it will probably be smarter than you?), then there may be ways to stimulate your muscles electrically while your body remains safely in a bed or chair.