What does each of us understand as virtual reality? This is the world that we create for ourselves on the Internet. And is the virtual world so different from the real world? What's the difference? Job? Now many people work on the Internet, and every day there are more and more such people. Communication? Here, I even find it difficult to answer where we truly communicate more with pleasure, in real life or in virtual. After all, very often our days flow in order: home-work-home. There is sorely lack of time to communicate with friends, because you have to go somewhere, you have to spend a lot of time. And on the Internet, such communication is easy and simple, you do not need to spend time on travel, because you can communicate practically, without being distracted from work.
And now let's move on to more personal concepts, such as love and friendship. Do you think this is impossible in virtuality? You are deeply mistaken! Now on the Internet quickly enough to find people close to you in spirit, those who can understand you. This communication does not commit to anything, you communicate only with those who are interesting to you. And now you already feel the ease of such communication, you like it. Another plus of such friendship is that your internet friends do not know you personally, and you can safely open up to them, tell your cherished thoughts and dreams. This is the degree of frankness that we can allow on the Internet, but in real life we even conceal something with close people. In virtuality, we can easily forget about all our complexes, our problems. Why is this not a wonderful world? And very often virtual friendship turns into real. Perhaps a real meeting will dispel some ideas about your virtual friend. But in reality, are we not disappointed in our friends and loved ones? Probably even more often ...
Virtual love is very often born out of virtual friendship. It seems to you that this is nonsense? Are there no friends among your acquaintances who arranged their personal life via the Internet? It seems impossible to even compare real love and love via the Internet, but only until you yourself come across this. Virtual passions boil no worse than real ones. Want to make sure? Go to the chat rooms, chat there for a while and you will see for yourself that the internet has even more tension than in real life. At first, there is simply interest in the interlocutor, then sympathy. And now you are ready to spend hours discussing your personal problems, your work, your thoughts with your virtual friends. You are already like a magnet begins to pull to the interlocutor. In life, we are so tortured by work and home, material problems, that we do not have time and strength to talk with loved ones. On the Internet, we realize our desire to be understood, the desire to be listened to, we said a few warm words, cheered and sympathized.
Why it happens? Some may say that on the Internet we play the roles we have invented. Perhaps this is so, often a shy person in life in virtual reality becomes quite relaxed, communicates easily, has a sparkling sense of humor. But is this role invented so much? Just in reality, some conditions do not allow a person to fully realize himself, to open up, and in virtuality, these conditions disappear, and a completely different person comes out. And a little more about the invented roles ... After all, in real life too, we often play the necessary roles: a good housewife, a devoted friend, an excellent employee, and many others. And what we actually have inside is sometimes difficult to understand even to ourselves.
So can virtual relationships replace real ones? Completely, naturally, no. But the fact that they are almost equivalent - one can say with certainty.
My dear readers, what is your opinion about virtual relationships?