Virtual reality has been available for years, but always with technological limitations: low bandwidth, processing power, and memory storage. Computer advancements have reached a breakthrough point, or are about to, that will enable a virtual world that will be as large as the landmass of the planet. Watch their video for one view of the current technology. If they succeed, the result may be more a convergence of Second Life and Facebook, rather than The Matrix. Advances in eyewear and displays may accelerate the process, and give many people far less incentive to deal with the real world.