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Extending the Self: The Ethics of Virtual Reality


Michael Yin Jin
By Michael Yin Jin
Stanford Scientific Review 3(1)

Posted: Feb 10, 2005

Some ethicists fear virtual reality will dehumanize us. They argue that when people succumb to a pleasant simulated world where the sun never sets, they lose a human essence that can only be embodied in the real world.


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