Green Screen Review #17: Drug-like hallucinations?

 

VIRTUAL reality technology will soon be so powerful that it will cause drug-like hallucinations, Microsoft has predicted.

One of the tech firm’s top researchers said VR would be able to warp reality and catapult users into a new world.

Mar Gonzalez Franco, a researcher at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters, said: “By 2027 we will have ubiquitous virtual reality systems that will provide such rich multisensorial experiences that will be capable of producing hallucinations which blend or alter perceived reality.

“Using this technology, humans will retrain, recalibrate and improve their perceptual systems.”

The technology will also be refined to incorporate “haptic” systems, which simulate touching or being touched.

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Just what pre-teen and teenagers need is mind-bending hallucinations, as if they did not have enough problem coping with their hormones. Parents may want to limit or monitor VR and AR use by their children. Children having LSD grade hallucinations is not going to make life any easier for teens or parents.

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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