Anne C. at Existence is Wonderful writes:
A big part of what I find wonderful about existence has to do with being able to look at things in my own way, without anyone telling me what I am supposed to be seeing, or what is “important” about the environment I inhabit.
That is one huge thing I see missing in exhortations of the delights of VR — the acknowledgment that no matter how well-rendered, it is still going to be a case of someone else designing everything you experience.
I can see far-future people, whether “real” or “virtual”, inhabiting three different kinds of places:
- Places designed by people.
- Places designed by something else.
- Places not designed by anything, created by mechanically unfolding a limited amount of seed complexity.