I am reading the book assigned for this week, Communication and Cyberspace, and I am absolutely fascinated by the fifth part of the book titled “Back to Plato’s Cave: Virtual Reality.”
I was familiar with the story described in this section, but I had never thought of its connection to today’s technologically driven societies. Even though I have moved on to other sections of the book, I cannot get this essay out of my mind.
It is particularly interesting to me how one may become accustomed to a specific setting without being able to conceive the limitations or possibilities which might lie ahead. The story truly awakens one’s perception of time and space; the “corruption” is connected to exposing oneself to the truth? How would we react upon the realization that what was perceived as “reality” was simply a parallel environment?
Margaret Maria Roidi