A concept described in William Gibson
's novels Neuromancer
, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive, basically like virtual reality
for all of the senses. Everything that an actor or actress experiences is recorded and through hardware, is experienced by the "viewer." A beautiful dystopic vision
, to say the least. Who would want to live their own mundane and unique existence when they could be having sex with one of the beautiful people
on a white-sands beach whenever they wanted to?
Visions of those rats who starved to death while pressing the lever to deliver instantaneous pleasure come to mind.
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