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100 Amazing Virtual Reality (VR) Quotes

100 Virtual Reality Quotes

“Virtual Reality is really a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Buzzing at the Sill is from a Theodore Roethke poem called “In a Dark Time.” I’d heard a small part of it in a play, a sort of sci-fi play about morality in a virtual reality universe. Nothing to do with the book precisely, but it was a great play.” – Peter van Agtmael

“The believability of virtuality is oft superior to the unrealness of reality” – Vineet Raj Kapoor

“Virtual Reality for Formula One could be fantastic – driving the car!” – Martin Sorrell

“The simulator is the stage in-between television and virtual reality, a moment, a phase. The simulator is a moment that leads to cyberspace, that is to say, to the process because of which we now have two bottles instead of one. I might not see this virtual bottle, but I can feel it. It is settled within reality. This explains why the word virtual reality is more important than the word cyberspace, which is more poetic.” – Paul Virilio

“We find ourselves in a historical moment of pervasive mediocrity. Fuelled by basic human drives – flights from death and boredom – the new technologies, bright and all consuming, increasingly blur the lines between direct experience and representation. A photograph of an apple is not food and the Internet has neither scent nor texture.” – Jonathan S. Simons

“Mind instantiates oneself into matter. In a mathematical sense, matter is an “in-formed” pattern of mind. Time is emergent, and so is space. If space-time is emergent, so is mass-energy. All interactions in our physical world is computed by the larger consciousness system. In short, mind is more fundamental than matter. All realities are observer-centric virtualities.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“There is some art that says the same thing to everybody. WE need something like that. What that is, I don’t know. But virtual reality may be the key to it.” – Jerry Garcia

“I don’t want to fool people. If I wanted to do that, I would be working with virtual reality. I want to operate on the other level, the other end of the illusion spectrum. I want to create the worst possible illusions so it doesn’t really fool people, but instead give people a measure of their own belief. It makes them aware of how much they need to be fooled in order to understand the world around them.” – Vik Muniz

“It had been bound to happen. If anything, technology created a space for the strange and the afraid. Some would argue that the environment had created those people, but I doubted that. Those who flocked to technology as a place to hide and to fit in would have found something else, but instead they found another life.” – J.P. Carver

“It would be nice if we could design a virtual reality in Hyperbolic Space, and meet each other there.” – Donald Knuth

“The thing that excites me about these informational technologies is I think we are going to be able to use virtual reality to show each other the insides of our own heads.” – Terence McKenna

“Ashton Hamid hated hiking. He hated the woods. Hated the whole insistence on “real life experiences” and “survival” and “nature” in general. He took another step, wincing as the blister on his heel throbbed. THIS is why I prefer V.R.! The trees grew close together here, and the trail on which he and Vale hiked wove in and out of them like a ribbon. He squinted into the forest. If Vale wasn’t leading, he’d have no idea where to go. The trail was little more than a muddy path.” – Danika Stone

“To someone like Zurbaran, who paints still lifes, lemons and pears are the objects of art. But to the electronics engineer who works on the technologies of virtual reality, the whole reality has become the object of art, with a possibility to substitute the virtual with the real.” – Paul Virilio

“Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind. When I work on designing livestock equipment I can test run that equipment in my head like 3-D virtual reality. In fact, when I was in college I used to think that everybody was able to do that.” – Temple Grandin

“Emotions – Happiness, anger, jealousy… is the mind experiencing “presence” in our holographic existence.” – Clyde Dsouza

“The true problem with virtual reality is that orientation is no longer possible. We have lost our points of reference to orient ourselves. The de-realized man is a disoriented man.” – Paul Virilio

“There are decades of innovations ahead. We’re at the very beginning, where it’s just at the stage where we can bring in consumers [but] there’s so much further to go from there.” – Brendan Iribe

“Live your life in real time — live and suffer directly on-screen. Think in real time — your thought is immediately encoded by the computer. Make your revolution in real time — not in the street, but in the recording studio. Live out your amorous passions in real time — the whole thing on video from start to finish. Penetrate your body in real time — endovideoscopy: your own bloodstream, your own viscera as if you were inside them.”

“If you’re having a very high-adrenaline, high-movement experience in virtual reality and then all of a sudden you’re back in your office, that disconnect is pretty notable.” – Palmer Luckey

“Wisdom of the Ages: “Virtual Reality” A fairly plausible explanation for the abundance of Virtual People running around these days.” – Matthew Heines

“In AR, a falling tree makes no sound unless there is a witness to behold the event. Otherwise, it is only a changing pattern in a complex data-stream.” – Mark Cantrell

“The first million words are the hardest.” – Francis Hamit

“As I currently explore things like augmented and virtual reality, I constantly bring us back to actual bodies in space, real dancers that have physical manifestations not just phantoms that exist in digital space.” – Saya Woolfalk

“It could always all be unreal – how could you ever tell otherwise? You took it on trust, in part because what would be the point of doing anything else? When the fake behaved exactly like the real, why treat it as anything different? You gave it the benefit of the doubt, until something proved otherwise.” – Iain M. Banks

“[Formula One racing] will be very different – as the technology will be very different and that will make fans consume it in a completely different way. I said before that I believe that Virtual Reality will hit it big time.” – Martin Sorrell

“I like live audiences, with real people – virtual reality is no substitute.” – Hillary Clinton

“Artificial Intelligence is not a Man versus Machine saga; it’s in fact, Man with Machine synergy.” – Sudipto Ghosh

“Our senses seem to deceive us into thinking that we live in the material world. Our world is not based on objectively existing particles of matter but it is based on waves of potentiality, that is pure information. Our world is informational. Think of it as an observer-centric virtual reality. Your consciousness is, rather, an optimized meta-algorithmic data stream, a sequence of conscious instants.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you’re actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it’s different from anything they’ve ever experienced in their lives.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“It’s too late by the way, with virtual reality. You can’t put the genie back into the bottle.” – Howard Rheingold

“Cinema is a technologically mediated dreamspace, a way to access, a portal to the numinous that unfolded in the fourth dimension, so cinema became sort of a waking dream where we can travel in space and time, where we can travel in mind. This became more than virtual reality, this became a real virtuality.” – Jason Silva

“If you just look at the medium and what it’s doing, we are basically broadcasting human senses to your conciseness. We are duplicating perception.” – Chris Milk

“People have been willing to alter their perceptions of reality for as long as there have been people, and now, the newest and oldest tools to explore ways for self-transcendence are coming together: Biohacking is on the rise and psychedelics are now oftentimes used to enhance experience in virtual reality.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“Was it Laurie Anderson who said that VR would never look real until they learned how to put some dirt in it?” – William Gibson

“When virtual reality gets cheaper than dating, society is doomed.” – Scott Adams

“I believe that Virtual Reality will hit it big time. I know that some of my colleagues disagree, but I believe in it.” – Martin Sorrell

“Disengage,” she whispered, pulling the red tab on her wristband. Immediately Avery’s weapons were rendered inactive and she became invisible to everyone in the augmented reality game, able to do nothing except walk back to the staging room until she reactivated. It was like she wasn’t even there, like she’d suddenly erased herself. Which was exactly how she felt.” – Katharine McGee

“Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.” – Steven Pinker

“When some dream only of transforming the world, others, regarding it as having disappeared, dream only of obliterating its traces.”

“Virtual reality is a truly immersive medium and the level of graphics, already quite strong, will only continue to get better and better. You really feel like you are someplace else…and what you see, what you experience, it impacts your brain. So there are major implications here, to societal structure, to democracy to the way in which we interact with each other. To the nature of love, to the nature of sexuality.” – Brett Leonard

“I started looking at small companies that were running a sort of virtual reality cottage industry: I had imagined that I would just put on a helmet and be somewhere else – that’s your dream of what it’s going to be.” – Thomas Dolby

“If you ask me, our planet and our entire lives are a [virtual] construct of our own minds and the mind at large. If we were to decode the COVID-19 message coming from the transcendent realm, I would approximate it as: ‘The next phase of human evolution is clearly in the cards now: Consuming synthetic meat and being open to the connectivity explosion with immersive virtual worlds not for escapism but for expansion of the human creative imagination should become a conscientious choice for billions. The ‘Cradle Age’ is almost over.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“In an increasingly Virtual world, audience interaction, not content, is King!” – Clyde c Desouza

“Virtual reality is a self-created form of chosen reality. Therefore it exists.” – Joan Lowery Nixon

“Books are the original virtual reality.” – Marushia Dark

“By the end of this decade, computers will disappear as distinct physical objects, with displays built in our eyeglasses, and electronics woven in our clothing, providing full-immersion visual virtual reality.” – Ray Kurzweil

“Commentators frequently blame MMORPGs for an increasing sense of isolation modern life. But virtual worlds are less a cause of that isolation than a response to it. Virtual worlds give back what has been scooped out of modern life. The virtual world is in important ways more authentically human than the real world. It gives us back community, a feeling of competence, and a sense of being an important person whom people depend on.” – Jonathan Gottschall

“The next major technological platform for creative expansion of the mind will be cyberspace, or more specifically the Metaverse, a functional successor to today’s 2D Internet, with virtual places instead of Webpages. The Internet and smartphones have enabled the rapid and cheap sharing of information, immersive computing will be able to provide the same for experiences. That means that just as we can read, listen to, and watch videos of anything we want today, soon we’ll be able to experience stunning lifelike simulations in virtual reality indistinguishable from our physical world. We’ll be walking and actively interacting in the Metaverse, not slavishly staring at the flat screens. We would be able to turn our minds inside out and show our dreams to each other in this ecstadelic matrix of our own making.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn’t feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it.” – Thomas Dolby

“Back in the 1980s, when the internet was only available to a small number of pioneers, I was often confronted by people who feared that the strange technologies I was working on, like virtual reality, might unleash the demons of human nature. For instance, would people become addicted to virtual reality as if it were a drug? Would they become trapped in it, unable to escape back to the physical world where the rest of us live? Some of the questions were silly, and others were prescient.” – Jaron Lanier

“If some unemployed punk in New Jersey, can get a cassette to make love to Elle McPherson for $19.95, this virtual reality stuff is going to make crack look like Sanka.” – Dennis Miller

“They wore full-coverage raid suits, thick-filtered helmets, their gloves embellished with a ridge of claw-like, upturned hooks along each knuckle, all emblazoned with the logo of Atlas—Greek Titan of Endurance—shouldering the world in a neon blue silhouette.” – Dixon Reuel

“As her heart jumped at the alarm and she instinctively snatched up her own backpack from the beside her desk, Meliss regretted not having Lauren’s bag to hand. She thought of the clothes stashed away that would still smell of her, the little terrarium that Lauren had painstakingly built inside an old-fashioned light bulb.” – Dixon Reuel

“Having had some experience as a sci-fi writer myself, I found Suddenly Paris to be a very nicely written, YA Sci-Fi novel that turns the story of THE MATRIX on its head. It explores the following question. What if, instead of being people trapped in a synthesized dream world, we only think we are real? The ethical and existential questions that go along with computer generated characters inside a simulation acquiring self-awareness without an awareness that they are living in a simulated world are dealt with in a very entertaining story. Enjoy.” – Richard Phillips

“This doesn’t replace television or cinema. Nothing goes away. People said radio was the end to literature and TV was the end of radio. But we still read books and listen to the radio and watch TV.” – Chris Milk

“This is a new medium. It’s an unwritten canvas. People can figure out what a story looks like and an audience can see if they like it. It’s a really unique time.” – Chris Milk

“This virtual reality stuff is the technological equivalent, really, of psychedelics.” – Jerry Garcia

“I have been around military technology people a lot because of my role in virtual reality I’ve seen weapons from conception to implementation. And there is an extraordinary gadget lust that drives the military. So it’s possible that war is just the ultimate expression of creativity.” – Jaron Lanier

“The creation of artificial realities is not much different from how people enjoy today’s movies depicting life in Ancient Egypt, life during the Middle Ages, depiction of various wars, or life during the Renaissance.” – Laurence Galian

“It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment.” – David Deutsch

“As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” – Geoff Mulgan

“Art is the principal way in which the human mind has tried to remake the world in a way that makes sense. The carefully edited, slow-motion, action replay of a rugby tackle, a car crash or a sex act has more significance than the original event. Thanks to virtual reality, we will soon be moving into a world where a heightened super-reality will consist entirely of action replays, and reality will therefore be all the more rich and meaningful.” – J. G. Ballard

“Humanity is living in a virtual reality universe, a video game created by a civilization 1,000 to 100,000 years older than the human race. And they themselves are also simulations (virtual reality). These levels of hierarchies can extend to a vast degree above us, creating levels of gods or spirits.” – Laurence Galian

“These new technologies try to make virtual reality more powerful than actual reality, which is the true accident. The day when virtual reality becomes more powerful than reality will be the day of the big accident. Mankind never experienced such an extraordinary accident.” – Paul Virilio

“Virtual Reality is going to be an important technology. I am pretty confident about this.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“Steven Spielberg making a Ready Player One movie is going to change the course of human history as pertains to how quickly virtual reality is adopted. He’s going to shows the whole world the potential of VR, which is one of the reasons I think he’s doing it. Once you have to compose for 360 degrees, and a movie is different every time you watch it depending on where you choose to look, it’s like the dawn of a new era.” – Ernest Cline

“When I think of cyberpunk, I inevitably relive in my mind the awesomeness that was William Gibson’s pioneering cyberpunk masterpiece, Neuromancer. That book changed the way I looked at science fiction and revitalized the promise it held to the world. Lizard Girl & Ghost comes as close to that experience and that promise as anything I’ve read since.” – Readers’ Favorite

“We are now able to create virtual realities on computers. Are we all living in one created by someone in the future?” – Greg Fitzsimmons

“I am convinced that this is not going to be an extension of cinema or 3-D cinema or video games. It is something new, different, and not experienced yet. The strange thing here is that normally, in the history of culture, we have new stories and narrations and then we start to develop a tool. Or we have visions of wondrous new architecture—like, let’s say, the museum in Bilbao, or the opera house in Sydney—and technology makes it possible to fulfil these dreams. So you have the content first, and then the technology follows suit. In this case, we do have a technology, but we don’t have any clear idea how to fill it with content.” – Werner Herzog

“A whole new series of technologies like biotechnology, virtual reality, and super-computerization are appearing now that are leading us away from our nature-based roots.” – Chellis Glendinning

“There was a very consistent creation of a virtual reality, and eventually it collided with our old-fashioned, ordinary reality.” – Hans Blix

“Feeding our senses a stimuli that is so similar to what we see in reality, that we interpret it as reality. In all other mediums your consciousness is interpreting a medium go to my site. But in VR there is no gap. You aren’t internalizing it. You are internal in it. It’s a quantum leap in mediums because the medium is disappearing.” – Chris Milk

“VR is a way to escape the real world into something more fantastic. It has the potential to be the most social technology of all time.” – Palmer Luckey

“Virtual reality might be able to give you a way of doing hands-on to construct ideas in a computer.” – Owsley Stanley

“Think of the new conception of time, Digital Presentism, like real-time streaming of progressively generated content in immersive virtual reality. We’re all familiar with online music streaming, too: When you stream music online, every bit is discretely rendered, interpreted and finally interwoven into your unitary experiential reality. Only with Digital Presentism ‘music’ is also being created in ‘real time’ as if right from your mind… Since time can’t be absolute but is always subjective, Digital Presentism revolves around observer-centric temporality. What we call ‘time’ is a sequential change between static perceptual ‘frames,’ it’s an emergent phenomenon, ‘a moving image of eternity’ as Plato famously said more than two millennia ago.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

“How did you . . . pass the time?’ Sunday asked. ‘You couldn’t just ching out of it, could you?’ ‘We had a different form of chinging,’ Eunice said. ‘An earlier type of virtual-reality technology, much more robust and completely unaffected by time lag. You may have heard of it. We called it “reading”.” – Alastair Reynolds

“’Traveling While Black’ is about empathy, what African Americans experience in traveling throughout America, and how it hasn’t changed that much from the past. If it can be experienced in virtual reality, then perhaps some empathy can be gained.” – Roger Ross Williams

“Virtual reality is the representation of possible worlds and possible selves, with the aim of making them appear as real as possible – ideally, by creating a subjective sense of “presence” and full immersion in the user.” – Thomas Metzinger

“Objects and their functions no longer had any significance. All I perceived was perception itself, the hell of forms and figures devoid of human emotion and detached from the reality of my unreal environment. I was an instrument in a virtual world that constantly renewed its own meaningless image in a living world that was itself perceived outside of nature. And since the appearance of things was no longer definitive but limitless, this paradisiacal awareness freed me from the reality external to myself. The fire and the rose, as it were, became one.” – Federico Fellini

“There may be a jump on electronic LSD with virtual reality, and the problem just with saying LSD, enough time has gone by that there is no distinction between psychedelics and other drugs.” – Howard Rheingold

“We experience virtual reality on most nights while we are asleep, through our dreams.” – Rajesh

“It was like the old question that film The Matrix was based upon: how can you tell whether you’re just a brain in a jar, experiencing a sophisticated virtual-reality program that is flawless in its execution?”

“Today, the best way to communicate with someone is still face-to-face. Virtual reality has the potential to change that, to make it where VR communication is as good or better than face-to-face communications, because not only do you get all the same human cues as real-world communication, you basically suspend the laws of physics, you can do whatever you want, you can be wherever you want.” – Palmer Luckey

“Virtual reality has nothing on Calvin.” – Bill Watterson

“Leading scientists and philosophers such as Nick Bostrom, contend that if an advanced civilization created us, most probably this ‘advanced civilization’ is also a creation of an even more advance civilization.” – Laurence Galian

“Cyberspace is an accident of the real. Virtual reality is the accident of reality itself.” – Paul Virilio

“Did you enjoy killing me, your honour?” – A.J. Reid

“Virtual reality is just air guitar writ large.” – Robert J. Sawyer

“The past isn’t real because it’s history, and the future isn’t because it hasn’t happened yet. I like it, it hints at virtual reality, which I think is how we sort of feel about life sometimes.” – Shura

“If you want to move through a virtual reality it’s called a video game, it’s been around forever.” – James Cameron

“A myth is a fantasy, a preferred lie, a foundational story, a hypnotic trance, an identity game, a virtual reality, one that can be either inspirational or despairing. It is a story in which I cast myself; it is my inner cinema, the motion picture of my inner reality – one that moves all the time. No diagnosis can fix the myth, no cure can settle it, because our inner life is precisely what, in us, will not lie still.” – Ginette Paris

“We can change an ugly reality in a real way or in a virtual way! And because it is much easier, people prefer the virtual path and thus the real ugliness continues to remain real!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“The landscape of human emotion is ominously changing. The visceral sensation of loneliness and solitude is no longer as palpable and intellectually profound as it was a couple of decades ago because technology has already relieved us, as much as possible, from the burden of any emotional and existential isolation. The intense feeling of being nostalgic or being alone, for instance, is receding from the human emotion because we can now communicate with live video and send messages through any social media to a distant friend or loved one. Consequently, the exponential progress of technology is altering the phenomenological experience of human sensation, robbing us of our ability to get in touch with our humanity and reflect upon the triumphs and madness of our techno-society. Ironically, in our obstinate desire to humanize robots and Artificial Intelligence, our individual existence is, in turn, being digitized and robotized by our own technological inventions. Horribilis! (Danny Castillones Sillada, The Alienation of Solitude and Sorrow)” – Danny Castillones Sillada

“I think that cinema and television have nothing in common. There is a breaking point between photography and cinema on the one hand and television and virtual reality on the other hand.” – Paul Virilio

“The creation of artificial realities is not much different from how we enjoy today’s movies depicting life in Ancient Egypt, life during the Middle Ages, reenactment of wars, or life during the Renaissance. We are living in a virtual reality universe, a video game created by a civilization 1,000 to 100,000 years older than us. And they themselves are also simulations (virtual reality). These levels of hierarchies can extend to a vast degree above us, creating levels of gods or spirits.” – Laurence Galian

“There are the lower level gods and goddesses, who dwell in the lower astral realm, such as those found in belief systems such as Santeria, Vodun, Palo Mayombe (or Palo Mallombe), Santa Muerte, Candomblé, Esú or Eshú (in Yoruba language “sphere”), Kimbanda and Ifa. There are also intermediate spirits such as saints, angels and archangels; and a still higher being called by various names such as: Yahweh, El and Allah, who is the Demiurge. The programmers of this simulation also created demons and fallen angels.” – Laurence Galian

“Being virtually killed by a virtual laser in a virtual space is just as effective as the real thing, because you are as dead as you think you are.” – Douglas Adams

“Commentators frequently blame MMORPGs for an increasing sense of isolation in modern life. But virtual worlds are less a cause of that isolation than a response to it. Virtual worlds give back what has been scooped out of modern life. The virtual world is in important ways more authentically human than the real world. It gives us back community, a feeling of competence, and a sense of being an important person whom people depend on.” – Jonathan Gottschall

“She could be anybody and she could pretend to be whomever she wants to be. With social media and internet communications, everything is virtual. Social media is full of fake and sick people deceiving each other and fantasizing to be something they are not.” – Stevan V. Nikolic

“I am convinced that this is not going to be an extension of cinema or 3-D cinema or video games. It is something new, different, and not experienced yet. The strange thing here is that normally, in the history of culture, we have new stories and narrations and then we start to develop a tool. Or we have visions of wondrous new architecture — like, let’s say, the museum in Bilbao, or the opera house in Sydney — and technology makes it possible to fulfil these dreams. So you have the content first, and then the technology follows suit. In this case, we do have a technology, but we don’t have any clear idea how to fill it with content.” – Werner Herzog

“Once you have perfect virtual reality, what else are you supposed to perfect?” – Palmer Luckey

“In fact, one reason I am interested in developing things in virtual reality is that they’re so fascinating. I can come up with problems that are harder than warfare to take up people’s time.” – Jaron Lanier

“I am making an Enlightenment Capsule for the audience to meditate inside – virtual reality in which people can experience ancient ideas from the East… But I’m not interested in using ancient things; rather I want to connect them with contemporary life through the technology we have now.” – Mariko Mori

“The next evolution of VR would be where you participate physically in that VR world. And not just sitting down; if you’re a quarterback, you actually get to throw a football, and you can interface with the team.” – Nelson Gonzalez

“The screen is a window through which one sees a virtual world. The challenge is to make that world look real, act real, sound real, feel real.” – Ivan Sutherland

“The technologies of virtual reality are attempting to make us see from beneath, from inside, from behind… as if we were God.” – Paul Virilio

“If you have perfect virtual reality eventually, where you’re be able to simulate everything that a human can experience or imagine experiencing, it’s hard to imagine where you go from there.” – Palmer Luckey

“Virtual reality is a denial of reality. We need to be open to the powers of imagination, which brings something useful to reality. Virtual reality can imprison people.” – Hayao Miyazaki

“It is not the world as it should be which puts an end to the real world, but the world as it is.” – Jean Baudrillard

“The sad consequence of all this is that we no longer know what to do with the real world. We can no longer see any need whatever for this residue which has become an encumbrance. A crucial philosophical problem, that of the real which has been `laid off’. And we have the same problem with unemployment: what is to be done with labour in the computer age? What are we to make of this exponential waste? Dump it back into the dustbins of history? Put it into orbit, send it into space? It will be no easier getting rid of the corpse of reality. In desperation, we shall be forced to turn it into a special attraction, a historical tableau, a nature reserve: `Coming to you live from reality! Visit this strange world! Experience the thrill of the real world!” – Jean Baudrillard

“This is a deeply spiritual issue…Do we want to spend more time trying to care for our fellow man or do we want to just pursue more virtual reality? That’s the issue before us.. and it’s being played out in the world of the environment.” – Ed Begley

“There are certain ways, narrative forms, that do not function as a continuation, for example, of 3D movies. You see, what is obvious to me is virtual reality or immersive 360 degrees virtual reality is not somehow a part of 3D movies, and it is not a new form of video games, it’s neither, it is something completely new, something different, and nobody has come up yet with real convincing content.” – Werner Herzog

“The telephone is virtual reality in that you can meet with someone as if you are together, at least for the auditory sense.” – Ray Kurzweil

“Animals walk around in a state of permanent religious intoxication. This is the natural condition of the mind and intellect, the moment-to-moment perception, of man as well. I heard some computer fool say that religion is the ‘older virtual reality’ experience, to justify his scam industry. No, the denuded state of the spirit and intellect, where you walk around ‘demystified’ and ‘disenchanted’ is the virtual reality condition, and a terrible condition at that.” – Bronze Age Pervert

“Cultures are virtual realities made of language.” – Terence McKenna

“The real tight interface is between the book and the reader-the world of the book is plugged right into your brain, never mind the [virtual reality] bodysuit.” – Bill McKibben

“There are as many applications for VR as you can think of, it’s restricted by your imagination.” – John Goddard

“Looking at virtual reality through computer screens, video game screens, and above all television screens is a denial of personality development. It’s a denial of socialization, of expansion of vocabulary, of interaction with real human beings.” – Ralph Nader

“The fact that we can, possibly in the future, create virtual realities with conscious beings is truly astonishing, for we have evolved from single-celled organisms that did not have a brain.” – Rajesh`

“Everybody’s saying we’ve got to go 3D or virtual reality or choose your own adventure. But there are other ways forward. I don’t think we’re done with film by a long shot.” – Shane Carruth

“It’s not virtual reality until you can be tortured to death in it.” – Andrew Plotkin

“The fact that all of this was happening in virtual space made no difference. Being virtually killed by virtual laser in virtual space is just as effective as the real thing, because you are as dead as you think you are.” – Douglas Adams

“I call it Experiential Realism – If reality is made of information, as many scientists now come to a consensus, and consciousness is necessary to assign meaning to it, it’s not far-fetched to assume that consciousness is all there is. Universal mind is the sole ontological primitive. Conscious agents are low-dimensional avatars of this greater cosmic mind, each perceiving their own observer-centric virtual reality.” – Alex M. Vikoulov

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“The aliens on this planet are also attempting to clone or replicate the human form artificially. Their original form, being humanoid, cannot pass the field that was established around the Earth. But if they can clone or cybernetically change their forms, it may help their designs. This is why virtual reality, cybernetics, cloning, and nanotechnology are in vogue today.” – Michael Tsarion

“Within 25 years, virtual reality meetings will be essentially transparent to being there in person. Once we can do this, the idea of climbing into an aircraft, and burning up huge quantities of fossil fuels to propel our bodies and briefcases full of papers, will seem absolutely backward.” – Burt Rutan

“The creation of a virtual image is a form of accident. This explains why virtual reality is a cosmic accident. It’s the accident of the real.” – Paul Virilio

“Tribeca has always celebrated the most exciting new forms of storytelling, from video games to virtual reality.” – Jane Rosenthal

“We don’t need virtual reality, we need virtual unreality.” – Peter Greenaway

“In today’s society, the cell phone has become a remote control. People do not leave their homes without it. With it, they navigate the world and this device turns into their guide to reality.” – J.R. Rim

“To quote Sarah Connor: ‘You’re all dead already.’ You, your friends, your customers—all of you. You poisoned your own planet, destroyed its climate, defiled its ecosystem, and killed off all of its biodiversity.” He pointed at each of us. “You’re going to be extinct soon, too, by your hands. And you know it. That’s why most of you spend every second you can wired up to the OASIS. You’ve already given up, and now you’re all just waiting around to die.” – Ernest Cline

“Currently, artificial intelligence and virtual reality play the role of ‘Jesus Christ’ — a saviour and redeemer for asocial persons.” – Elmar Hussein

“Crucial to science education is hands-on involvement: showing, not just telling; real experiments and field trips and not just “virtual reality”.” – Martin Rees

“A person needed to experience real danger or they would never find joy in excelling. There had to be a risk of failure, the chance to die.” – Brandon Sanderson

“VR and AR will eventually converge, and smart glasses will take over our digital interactions.” – Carlos López

“A good story needs conflict, and virtual reality is a great hypothetical way to create conflict. … In some ways, the future is going to be more boring than we think.” – Palmer Luckey

“However, in the virtual world of social networks, we get attracted to identities that are virtual. We don’t know who is behind them and what their intentions are. Sometimes, they are just predators looking for easy prey. And they are very good at what they do.” – Stevan V. Nikolic

“The park achieved a kind of reality. Like these virtual reality games the children are playing with. I told them we were doing this 40 years ago! Disneyland is virtual reality.” – John Hench

“By 2010 computers will disappear. They’ll be so small, they’ll be embedded in our clothing, in our environment. Images will be written directly to our retina, providing full-immersion virtual reality, augmented real reality. We’ll be interacting with virtual personalities.” – Ray Kurzweil

“I don’t believe in simulationism, I believe that the word is already old-fashioned. As I see it, new technologies are substituting a virtual reality for an actual reality. And this is more than a phase: it’s a definite change.” – Paul Virilio

“Does the ‘Paranormal’ lie within the margins between the ‘Metacosm’ [a larger reality beyond the macro/microcosms consisting of 10 dimensions or more] and the virtual reality established by the digital simulation?” – Chuck Missler

“A lot of [George Saunders] early stories now feel prophetic. Take the recent election [of Donald Trump]. Historians in 100 years might write about it as being the first internet election, in which what happened was actually an expression in the real world of a virtual reality. And you’ve been writing about that subject for a while.” – Zadie Smith

“The dream of life is really an illusion, and everybody lives in the reality he or she creates – a virtual reality that is only true for the one who creates it.” – Miguel Angel Ruiz

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