Rushkoff discusses the origins of virtual reality and shares stories of exploring the limits of the medium with Timothy Leary and Terrence McKenna. Together, Rushkoff, Malicki-Sanchez, and Winger-Bearskin ask how virtual reality be used in storytelling, why good VR experiences shouldn’t force us to do certain things, and how we might justify the use of virtual reality in the face of existential crises. It is a wide-ranging discussion that aims to challenge the underlying assumptions of VR’s central operating system.
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