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.