A researcher at Microsoft Research has predicted that in ten years time, virtual reality can provide the same sort of hallucinatory experiences that LSD does.
“By 2027, we will have ubiquitous virtual reality systems that will provide such rich multi-sensorial experiences that will be capable of producing hallucinations which blend or alter perceived reality,” said Mar Gonzalez-Franco. "Using this technology, humans will retrain, recalibrate and improve their perceptual systems. In contrast to current virtual reality systems that only stimulate visual and auditory senses, in the future the experience will expand to other sensory modalities including tactile with haptic devices.”
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