How close are we to immersion?

In The Day You Discard Your Body as well as Manna, people readily discard their carbon-based bodies to live in virtual worlds that are far more interesting and entertaining.

This article talks about a man who has done nearly the same thing with Second Life today:

Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?

He is basically living in Second Life. The only thing he does is "real life" is eat, sleep and use the restroom. His Second Life is far more interesting than his real life, even though Second Life is such a crude embodiment of a virtual environment.

The 30 million users datum says it all. -- blzbob
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