Virtual reality may be the next big step in human evolution. What is technically called the “man-machine interface” is called by many, cyborgs! A cyborg is a cybernetic organism that combines part machine, part human. Ever see a person with a wireless cell phone connector stuck in their ear? That person is the first cyborg! Many people across the globe are connected to the internet and various social media networks. Many of these social networks are “virtual worlds” in cyberspace. Some people may create “avatars”, or symbolic representations of themselves, in virtual space.
The military and police use virtual reality simulators to enhance performance levels of soldiers and police officers. Reaction time to various threats can be optimized through this “augmented reality” technology. Look at all the VR games that young people today play and enjoy. More and more of the five senses are being integrated into virtual reality worlds. We obviously see in cyberspace via the computer monitor screen. There are even VR goggles now for full visual immersion into virtual reality. There are sounds played into our ears. Software and cybernetic engineers are even working on smell and taste for the cyber-world! Transhumanism ultimately merges man and machine.