How would you spend your time if virtual reality was perfected?

If we perfected virtual reality, so you could experience any reality of your choosing (laws of physics bend as far as you want), along with immortality, how would you spend eternity?

You have complete omnipotent power in the virtual reality. You can do whatever you want for however long you want because you have eternity. If you want to go back in time and live through historical moments, you can do it. If you want to roam the universe and interact with advanced alien civilizations, you can do it. Nothing is off limits.

I’d probably get pretty bored pretty fast. So for interesting experiences, I’d probably fire up amnesia before living out a non-omnipotent scenario, which – hey, wait a minute.

Geez, what wouldn’t I do?

Having sex with a multitude of hot sexy rock musicians is very high on my list.

Can I eat anything I want without weight gain? If so, that would be on the list too.

Just as with my reading, I’d go for a variety of dramatic tones and genres.

I’d use part of my time for actual education, taking “virtual college courses.” I’d spend part of my time on porn, but that gets boring. After that…

Napoleonic-era sea warfare: “Horatio Hornblower” adventures.
Superhero adventures.
Space and Sci-Fi adventures.
Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and lots of other varieties of mysteries.

Exploring the world’s beauty: virtual tourism. I’d take virtual boat trips up the Yangtse and the Nile and the Amazon.

More porn…

Back to education: I’d like to take virtual tours of museums and art galleries, possibly with docents and guides to explain.

Did I mention porn?

All in all, it would pretty closely parallel what I do with the internet, nowadays.

Called InWorldz.

In addition to the usual partying and dancing and going to various events (concerts, charity fundraisers, art exhibits etc.), and changing my appearance including collecting clothes and accessories (some purchased, some I make myself), I create art and gadgets (I’ve even made some RL money selling my creations), I go boating, exploring, build myself new places to live (I have a fondness for floating islands and castles), help out people who are new to virtual worlds, and lots of other things I can’t think of right now.

I don’t actually have a head mounted device yet, so I’m doing all this on a regular monitor. But when the content is so immersive, the flat monitor disappears.


If I had all eternity, I guess I’d take a page from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and travel the galaxy, insulting everybody alphabetically, like Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.

I’d spend my time robbing the houses of people who have voluntarily cut themselves off from the outside world.

Sits in thread with a notebook

Serious answer: visiting the Discworld. The Discworld MUD has taken up large chunks of my time in the past, so if there were graphics available I’d be in there like a shot.

Ahem, there are no ‘ethical holodeck locks’ on it? Then I’m just gonna come out and say it:

Porking an avatar of 15-year-old Kylie Jenner 24/7*!!!* :smiley:

The chance to do anyone and your choice is a 15 year old?

Thats revealing.

I’d be doing exactly what I’m doing right now. Except the Virtual Dope has avatars.

I would probably be that one freakazoid who didn’t use it. I still write letters, prefer reading physical books, and don’t own or play any computer or video games. I don’t think the whole VR thing would draw me in.

It’s revealing, alright, but not in the way that you presumably intended.

I’m sick and tired of people pretending that teenage girls are not attractive. Here’s an article with pictures from when Kylie was 14, and wearing a bikini.

And here’s a bigger picture of Kylie’s bikini.

As you can clearly see, even at 14, she was a fully-developed, sexually-mature person. If you do not find that body to be attractive, then there is something majorly wrong with you.

I’m also guessing that you do not understand the difference between having an attraction, and acting on that attraction.

Or the difference between a real person and an avatar.

Buying stock in companies that make mops and squeegees.

What id do if I joined Second Life all those years ago.