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(MIT Technology Review)   According to new research, VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence, well, apart from when some asshole jabs you in the back   (technologyreview.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Psychedelic experience, Ego death, Psychedelic drug, Mysticism, VR experience, Isness-D, Virtual reality, Psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants  
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2022-08-10 4:15:01 PM  
Why is that koala smiling and what does he know?!
 
2022-08-10 4:32:59 PM  
"On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms"

I'm not sure if their amount of "medium doses" is equal to mine.
 
2022-08-10 5:05:19 PM  
Whoever is saying that has never scored primo blotter.
 
2022-08-10 6:17:57 PM  
Nothing is as good as psychedelics. Nothing.
 
2022-08-10 6:19:24 PM  
So... if you're suggestible and a dreamer, you can be guided to have an experience similar to the effects of an acid trip.

I bet the VR isn't necessary, and the succeptibles could experience the same thing in a dark and quiet room and the same narration to guide their imaginations.
 
2022-08-10 6:20:26 PM  
I know a guy who's got a quest 2 and a bag of mushrooms in the freezer. I can't imagine.
 
2022-08-10 6:40:22 PM  
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2022-08-10 10:10:48 PM  
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2022-08-10 10:19:56 PM  
Sure, go.  Walk around with a helmet on for the rest of your life, so that you never  have to feel any bad feelings.

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2022-08-11 7:55:28 AM  
Study paid for by Big VR with predetermined results.
Maybe.
 
2022-08-11 6:28:58 PM  

stamped human bacon: Nothing is as good as psychedelics. Nothing.


Nothing is better than psychedelics.

Nothing.
 
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