Virtual reality as of recent, while still extremely new, has become the .
It has caught the eye of the general public .
for several reasons. Perhaps, this is mainly because of all the possibilities .
which virtual reality creates. Note that the possibilities are not pre- .
determined as either good or bad, mainly because there are many different .
opinions to the future of this developing technology. However, despite the .
controversy this new technology has aroused, society should not remain skeptical. .
Virtual reality has the potential, if used correctly, to become a great .
technological advancement that will aid society in many ways. .
In the past, virtual reality has been nothing more than a small step beyond .
video games. However, it is now apparent that this technology can be used for .
more practical purposes. These purposes include national defense, surgical .
procedures and various other applications. Society has not fully acknowledged .
the benefits of virtual reality as of yet because it is still under development. .
The reason for virtual reality remaining in its development for so long is .
mainly due to its complexity. The hardware that has developed so far is unable .
to make the large calculations required by a virtual reality based machine. .
However, as apparent in recent years, technology is advancing at an extreme rate. .
This is another reason why society's hopes for virtual reality should and have .
remained unwaivered. .
In Orenstein's story, she gives the perspective of the average citizen who .
is obviously uncertain about the uses and/or affects that virtual reality will .
have upon society. The show she attended was quick to point out the .
practicality of virtual reality however, it still left much to be desired. It .
seems that Orenstein was disgruntled when she came to an exhibit and the topic .
of cyber-sex was raised. Perhaps it wasn't just that it came up but more like .
how it came up. The idea of a man and woman being in a virtual world and a man .