The Technodelic Experience: Using Virtual Reality to Achieve a Psychedelic State

The company SoundSelf has developed VR technology that can induce altered states of consciousness. Interestingly, the technology helps you slip into a somewhat psychedelic state through the use of your own voice. By breathing deeply and exhaling in extended tones, you modulate audio and visual stimuli, transforming your consciousness in the process. SoundSelf have created…View Post

The Psychology Behind Social Games

There’s no question that social gaming has had and continues to have an impact on the way we handle social relations. While gaming in itself is arguably a temporary escape from reality, playing games with other people present (whether virtually or in reality) functions as an extension of every gamer’s social sphere. But just how…View Post

The Implications of Fully Immersive Virtual Reality

The whole concept of virtual reality – especially full immersion in a virtual, artificial world – has been a favourite topic of many science fiction writers. The idea has also featured in many speculative and philosophical questions, such as: What is reality? How do we distinguish reality from illusion? And so on. Loosely defined, virtual…View Post