Katy Collins writes about immersiveness of Virtual Reality. The topic was started by “the article A Rape in Cyberspace in The Village Voice. The article concerned an online gaming community, members of whom described suffering real-life trauma after one of the players had used his avatar to rape another player’s avatar in the virtual environment. Further research into the subject has revealed that we’re hardwired as humans to adopt these virtual representations of ourselves and that traumatic events can cause us to respond as if real.”

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