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In today’s word, virtual reality has one of the most fascinating innovations because it lets a person enter a completely new world that would have been thought impossible. Now consider a dystopia that takes the idea of virtual reality to the next level. In such a society, virtual reality would have evolved to the point where the user of the VR device could create their ideal world just by imagining it in their mind. In such a world, anything is possible; if a member of society wanted their world to consist of solely their closest friends where they would eat their favorite foods and do their favorite activities, then such a world could be created by just imagining it. However, the fatal flaw in the society lies in the fact that nothing is real. If you created the world where it was you and your friends hanging out, it would not be a world where you were actually with your friends, but a world where a computer generates artificial intelligent agents who acted like your friends in the real world. Sure, everyone could construct their own vision of utopia, but it would be at the cost of losing one of the qualities of humanity: real human interaction. However, every citizen is required to enter into their own VR world while leaving their past behind. The reason this society is so frightening is because the virtual reality would evolve to a point where the citizens would not be able to tell the difference between reality and virtual reality, so even though this society lack the quality of human interaction, the people within the virtual reality would not be able to notice that the world in which they live is not real. Thus, the question shall stand: if such a society were to exist, would it even be possible to escape the world of virtual reality?