Reality is simply what makes up the world
in. Be that the online world
of the internet
or the general chaos
of everyday life
People frequently try to define reality as being something you can physically interact with. I disagree
, and the longer I spend online
the more I disagree
. Something imaginary
wont cause the level
you see frequently online
s can only become as real
as you allow them to become however.
For me, alot of the friendship
s I made on the net
are as real
as any i've made outside of the net
. Frequently they carry over into `mundane life' meetings and friendship
s. Hell, I met my previous significant other
in a chat room on a bbs
. I suppose 10 years of using the internet
and the multiple years before that using bbs
s have influenced my views somewhat (300 baud modem
anyone?). I highly suspect that as we pass into the future
and virtual reality
advances the fine line between reality
for many people will disappear.
Is this a good thing?
Time will tell.