We have had the ability to create virtual realities, since we have been telling stories around the fire.
Today’s technological tools of immersive reality, like Oculus 2, have become very sophisticated.
These alternate realities in my opinion should be as interactive as possible. I am not especially fond of sitting back and passively watching what is going on.
The ability to manipulate objects, to pick them up, and to change them is fundamental, in a manner that does not require some kind of specialized knowledge. As much as possible the creation of the virtual world and the experience of it should be unified.
It will take a few years before these tools become sophisticated enough for us to realize that we have started to do things that have no equivalent in the physical world, and that are superior in their ability to let us achieve our goals. That will be the moment where virtual reality will have arrived.