Originally Posted by Obsessed With Gaming
Will it happen within our lifetime ( in 20-50 years)?
By using Elon Musk's Neuralink (Neural Lace 2039???) ,NerveGear, nanobots, mind uploading maybe?
And if we were to achieve this would anyone still want to live in the real world apart from people who are maintaining the system and certain religious groups?(or at least take breaks from full dive VR)
Or is this just hype and fantasy?
VR will get extremely good in your life time, assuming you are under the age of 60 and live to be 80+.
It probably won't get to the point that you can't distinguish it from reality, though. To do so visually and auditorily will happen fairly quickly, it is fairly easy to imagine photorealistic visuals within 20 years, and in fact, we'll likely be most of the way there within 10 years. But the other senses are much harder, such as haptics, inertia, momentum. E.g, how do you provide a convincing sensation that you are running with inertia and momentum behind you, when in fact you are (at best) simply running on the spot on a treadmill. It will be even harder to give a convincing simulation of such if you are just jacked into some kind of computer brain interface while lieing in your bed. Doing so would require something that can perfectly fool and emulate all of your bodily senses, something like that is probably over a hundred years away from being perfected, cheap and non intrusive (i.e. doesn't require a brain implant). But we are already working towards it now, and making baby steps.