My husband and I are exploring Google Cardboard tonight. Virtual reality is impressive yet somewhat disquieting. The degree of immersion in the experience it provides is certainly awe-inspiring, however it makes me wonder about how addictive this technology has a potential of becoming and how many people will have even less time for their families, for real world, for their own lives. Many of us can’t seem to manage the time we spend on iPhones and social media all that well; will we exist in a state of even greater imbalance once VR becomes prevalent?
I don’t claim to have the answers. And yet, it is vital to continue asking the questions. After all, it is this capacity and propensity for questioning that propelled us forward in history and enabled our technological progress. Let us all continue questioning, even as humanity holds a seemingly irresistible new toy in its hands.