VR and Your Brain: Is Metaverse the End of Humanity?

Do you think we can trust him?

Brace yourself. Metaverse is about to replace reality.

Better Than Morphine

You need attention to process pain. If your attention is engaged elsewhere, you feel less pain. What made Virtual Reality better than opioids in pain management was DISTRACTION.

If VR is more powerful than morphine in relieving physical pain, how much more powerful it can be in relieving the pain of everyday life?

The Side Effects Warning

  • “Effects of prolonged use may put you at an increased risk of injury when engaging in normal activities in the real world. Until you have fully recovered from any effects, do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other activities that could result in injury or damage to property, activities that require unimpaired balance and hand-eye coordination.”
  • “Symptoms of virtual reality exposure can persist and become more apparent hours after use.”
  • Symptoms include:

We may not only lose our balance — we may lose our very humanity.

Human Being, Virtually Modified

Because our brain rewires itself in response to the environment.

Which begs the question — what mutations would be caused in humans by the massive shift from tangible reality to life in the Metaverse?

Image from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction lab

In short, the lab proved in multiple settings that spending time in VIRTUAL reality will change our perception and behavior in ACTUAL reality.

Spend enough time in the Metaverse — and the reality would no longer look real.

Child Development, Canceled

An adult brain cannot differentiate between VR and the real world. Kids have no chance.

  • “This product is not a toy and should not be used by children under the age of 13.”
  • “Prolonged use by children 13+ should be avoided, as this could negatively impact hand-eye coordination, balance, and multi-tasking ability.”
  • “Adults should monitor children age 13+ during and after their use of the headset.”
  • “Ensure that children use appropriate content.”
  • “Limit children’s time using the headset.”

They would never tell you what could ACTUALLY happen to unaccompanied children roaming in a Virtual Reality world without rules, dressed in avatars that conceal their age.

  • Becoming so addicted to overstimulation that they abandon all real world pursuits — education, career, relationships, and basic hygiene
  • Loathing their real self after spending time as a beautiful avatar
  • Being groomed by virtual pedophiles for sexual trafficking
  • Exposed to realistic graphic violence and developing PTSD or — alternatively — so desensitized that they become a real world shooter
  • Losing any sense of social norms and turning into a psychopath who treats real people as VR objects
  • Forgetting the laws of physics and injuring or killing themselves back in reality
  • Ruining their emerging sexuality by experiencing unfiltered VR porn

VR, Pornified

Your Avatar and the Puppet Masters

AI would be able to nudge you in the Metaverse and in real life in the direction it wants you to go.

Should that happen, you would not know where reality ends and the Metaverse begins.

You would also not know which ones of your thoughts are AI-generated.

No Escape

Welcome to Your Dystopian Future

Reality, Obsolete

The problem is that our brains are designed only for the real world by millions of years of evolution.

  • We opt out from societal norms that govern civilized behavior — you can be anyone and do anything in the Metaverse
  • We opt out from the laws of physics that govern reality
  • We opt out from moving our bodies, healthy nutrition, sleep, face-to-face relationships
  • We opt out from using our minds to make decisions, AI decides for us
  • We opt out from caring about actual world problems

Free Will, Gone

The best part — you would think spending all your crypto currency on that virtual mansion was your idea all along!

Addiction as a Lifestyle Choice

I remain a free-range human.

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Mom of 3, practitioner of the craft of screen time. Founded the blog www.TechDetoxBox.com to help protect human well-being from the power of addictive tech.