So, does that mean that a person could virtually travel and truly feel like they're experiencing something? Could virtual worlds be constructed that allow paying customers to "time travel" and experience something from the past? Say, the Coliseum in its heyday? Or, instead of going into the past, simply staying in the present. Want to head off to Hawaii? Dial up the right program, and you'll be walking the beaches of Maui in no time. The best part, according to what the psychologists are saying above, is that you'll truly be able to feel the sand on your toes, hear the waves, and taste the poke.
We know we're daydreaming, but are we? Is that sort of technology really that far off? Facebook doesn't think so, and imagine the impact it would have. Not only could you travel into the past and to places you couldn't afford to go in reality, but you could use a virtual reality experience as a "trial run." Not sure whether you want to go to Iceland or Germany next summer? Well, hop in the machine and try out both countries. Could you imagine?
As our world transitions into a virtual reality in every other sense, it suddenly doesn't seem so crazy that travel could also make the leap somewhere down the road. If you're feeling whimsical today, perhaps you can join us in our Monday daydream.