Virtual World

In the future, lots of human social activities will occur in virtual worlds, virtual worlds will become more and more important, and the dynamic order they generate may even exceed the real world.

From the perspective of pursuing dynamic order, virtual worlds have many advantages:

  • Virtual worlds are not limited by the physical laws and natural resources of the real world.
  • The cost of mistakes in the real world is far greater than that in virtual worlds. Changing virtual worlds is much safer than changing the real world.
  • The speed of change in virtual worlds is much faster than that in the real world.
  • Virtual worlds are highly efficient, and save resources.

Virtual worlds also have their own limitations. First, they are based on the computer hardwares in the real world, their development potential is limited by the real world computing resources. Moreover, the diversity of human society leads to the inevitable existence of multiple virtual worlds, then social resources and participants will be distributed to many virtual worlds, so a single virtual world is difficult to achieve the complexity of the real world.

Anyway, virtual worlds will surely have a great impact on our future life. Therefore, when we make decisions for our current life, we may also consider some questions about virtual worlds, such as:

  • What is the meaning of what I am doing now in the future virtual worlds?
  • Will I mainly live in the real world or in virtual worlds in the future?
  • If I will spend part of my time in virtual worlds in the future, what should I do to prepare for this?

Virtual World and Freedom

Does the government have the ability to manage virtual worlds?

If we truly understand the diversity and complexity of the future virtual worlds, we will understand that this is impossible. Under the premise that the privacy of human thinking is protected, the government or super AI can only handle the basic order of the real world at most. For high-level dynamic order fields such as culture, art, virtual worlds and so on, external management will only inhibit their development.

Therefore, freedom is indispensable to the development of future human society.

The Balance between Reality and Virtuality

The future virtual worlds will be more colorful than the real world, and many people will spend a lot of time living in virtual worlds.

Especially when people are dissatisfied with the real world, some people will tend to evade the real life. Most of the time they will live in more fair and free virtual worlds, which in turn causes the "dynamic order loss" of the real world. At present, many people are addicted to games, which already reflect this trend.

There is a dangerous idea that this trend is not a bad thing. The government only needs to support these people like pets, which also solves problems such as unemployment and social security. However, the real world, as the foundation of virtual worlds, still needs us to work hard to build and develop. Especially that the real world is far from perfect, people should not overly indulge in virtual worlds. If people are forced to leave the real world, this will be the huge loss of the development potential of the real world.

We should promote human society to form the consensus on the pursuit of dynamic order, then the "dynamic order loss" can force unfair and unfree societies to reform. Only when the real world is fair and free, can people find the balance between reality and virtuality, rather than viewing virtual worlds as refuges, and we must strive for this.