Virtual reality seems to be able to increase the fear factor without even steeper drops, more loops and faster acceleration rates. Perhaps it is because virtual reality will always be a more private experience - like playing Dead Space in a dark room surrounded by pizza boxes.
Recently, I have been cycling to work and it has given me more of an opportunity to look at the other commuters then driving did. I have noticed that the vast majority of them are plugged into some form of media, one way or another.
We live in a commercially driven, high-tech world that has revolutionized our life. Homework is richer through Web search. Time is saved through Siri. People are connected across continents through Skype. But to what extent does this mean we are now virtually living?