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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   ( 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.
2022-08-11 6:28:58 PM  

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

Nothing is better than psychedelics.

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