Personal Relationships in VR.
|By Ewasx||I've never had so much fun with friends as I do now in AW.
I know it sounds
glib but let me explain.
What really intrigues me about interacting with others in AW is the
pure mind to mind contact
Here now is a practical way for our intellects to bypass those ancient
"fight or flight" reactions that
The draw for me is, at times, frightening. I still ask myself why I
spend so much of my free time in
I'm no psychologist, however, I fear that because we've eliminated much of what we abhor during our discourses, we lull ourselves into thinking that those with darker motives can't reach us here. I believe however, that those with less than virtuous goals could thrive and are thriving here. When I hear ppl say that they have gotten to know someone so well that they are in love but have not yet met the object of their love in the Real World, I can't help but shudder. I know that some ppl have found each other via VR and are very happy together in the Real World. I, on the other hand, get immediately suspicious of unsolicited, amorous propositions. It's because we want true, meaningful dialog with others that we make ourselves most vulnerable to those who know that all the ways we've had before to confirm the legitimacy of said propositions are not available to us in VR.
This could get long so I'll just say one more thing on the subject. No matter how confident you are that all is OK, a person should NEVER meet another in the RW for the first time alone. Suggesting to meet you with your friends in attendance is the only way to go. And if your VR friend can't accept that, you should seriously reconsider your relationship with them because making uncompromising demands to meet alone for the first time is as far from being a friend as I can imagine. If you still don't see my point, ask yourself one simple question. What reason would there be to make such a demand?
Your life may depend on it.
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