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The recurring discovery I made in each virtual world I entered was that although every one of these environments was fake, the experiences I had in them were genuine.  VR does two important things:  One, it generates an intense and convincing sense of what is generally called presence.  Virtual landscapes, virtual objects, and virtual characters seem to be there — a perception that is not so much a visual illusion as a gut feeling.  That’s magical.  But the second thing it does is more important.  The technology forces you to be present — in a way flatscreens do not — so that you gain authentic experiences, as authentic as in real life.  People remember VR experiences not as a memory of something they saw but as something that happened to them.
     —    Kevin Kelly
From his article:  “Hyper Vision
In the May 2016 issue of Wired Magazine
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On This Day In:
2021 If You Do Nothing About Climate Change
Standing By
2020 Each Over All
Rollin’ Along
2019 And Integrity For Today’s Elected Republicans
2018 A Faulty Start, Too
Honorable Resignation And Syria
2017 Beneath The Tree Of Wisdom
The Republican Rape Of The American Middle Class
2016 Something Authentic Happened
2015 Back On The Bricks
On, Rocinante!!
2014 Changing Frequently
2013 Trifles
2012 Simple, Ordinary And Wonderous
2011 Humane Writers

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