Virtual Reality Essay

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Virtual reality as of recent, while still extremely new has become the topic of many opposing viewpoints. It has caught the eye of the general public for several reasons. Perhaps, this is mainly because of all the possibilities which virtual reality creates. However, despite the controversy this new technology has aroused, society should not remain skeptical. Virtual reality if used in positive way can bring a great technological advancement. In the past, virtual reality has been nothing more than a small step beyond video games. However, it is now apparent that this technology can be used for more practical purposes. These purposes include national defense, surgical procedures and various other applications. Society has not fully acknowledged the benefits of virtual reality as of yet because it is still under development. The reason for virtual reality remaining in its development for so long is mainly due to its complexity. The concept of virtual reality can only be understood by making complex calculations, but with today’s hardware it is very difficult to make such calculations. However, as apparent in recent years, technology is advancing at an extreme rate. In the government’s perspective use of virtual reality it is easy to see how this technology proves useful. Supposing that country got into a war, by using virtual reality pilots instead of real pilots the number of casualties would obviously be less. Pilots would fly their aircraft from a remote location via video and audio equipment in the form of virtual reality. As technology advances over the next several years it will become easier and easier for the pilots to fly planes from a remote location. However, despite all the lives this may save there is a down side. The down side being that perhaps this will stimulate the government to react more easily in a violent way. Without any loss of lives the only

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