Lots of people are starting to think that technology (or virtual reality) is better than reality. This month, a movie called Ready Player One is coming out. The main character thinks living in virtual reality is better than living in the real world. A lot of people agree, based on my personal experiences. I know someone who says that they like to play video games to escape the real world. But, it’s not. In virtual reality you don’t have your family or friends. Its just you. In a fake realm, virtual reality isn’t even authentic. Why do people want to live in a fake world and have nothing? Why not live in the real world with everything that you have? James Comey, a former FBI Director, says, “Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We're online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.” So, technology has taken over our lives, literally. Thousands of people know who we are and don’t even know them. Technology gives us a chance to escape our life. Do we really know how much technology is taking over our lives?
Written by Kristin Lay, Freshman, Marketing Intern