Truth is a reality checking process in the mind. It can operate in a healthy fashion, or get twisted, or can just be totally eschewed for a strictly relativistic artifice that excuses any stance as just what’s in fad of the mental moment.
People have a chance in virtual worlds like Second Life (SL) to be who they are inside. It troubles me when people say they don’t mix Second Life with their real life as it’s about being open to what SL has to offer. People tend to fall asleep in the fairy ring, then discover when they log off that their mortal life has changed. It’s a good thing we can’t eat the food.
When the telephone was invented people had the same reaction. They didn’t consider it real people, because it is just a simulation of a voice. People also thought the telephone was evil and dangerous. Virtual Reality is going through that same phase, but it’s proven that in any developed form of human interaction, as people get use to it the medium drops away and it’s just people. Transparent. It really teaches us how unreal our limitations are.
Egad, don’t point that ju-ju box at me it will capture my soul! First the arrow, it was seen as magic also. Ah, the thunder stick kills enemies at a distance, I want one! I see magic everywhere, but people don’t know it’s magic.
I heard that is when the notion of cause and effect first entered the human mind, with the spear. Action at a distance. Then that drove the idea of god, action at a distance. Omnipresent, omniscient god that controls the power of existence, because he can end it. But the mystery of birth came before it, and people still don’t really understand sex.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.