Even today, in some way, we live in virtual reality, only it is created not directly (through connecting the headset to the central nervous system), but indirectly, through monitors, interfaces, etc.
However, yes, the tendency to integrate VR with the cognitive system, and to reduce the role of the interface is taking place. The same virtual reality glasses from the valve, n-vidia, etc. this is a new step. The next step will be augmented reality where the Magic Leap project is most impressive, with a first visualization, the system that fully imitates the depth of the image and allows focusing attention on objects of the distant and close shot just like it happens in the real world.
If we talk about a real matrix, implying the technology of computer integration into the nervous system (simulation of signals of sight, touch, etc.), then developments in this direction are actively moving forward (we can recall the recent experiment with primates, where the thoughts of one monkey were recorded and transferred to the brain of another, forming a kind of telepathy).
Unfortunately, the dimorphism of the brain poses a severe barrier in these developments. The individual differences between the neural network of one person and the neural network of another are such that it is impossible to create a universal signal that two individuals would treat in the same way. We can disassemble the brain of anyone in detail, understanding what incentives and how his subjective perception interprets them, but for another person, the interpretation of patterns will be different. But is this restriction irresistible, or can it be circumvented by using more advanced ones capable of ” tweaking “algorithms, we still have to figure out.
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Melisa Marzett freelancing for more than 10 years now currently working for resumeperk. She enjoys life and simple things like good weather, birds singing, and a morning run.