Virtual Reality – Specialized Technology for You and Me

Virtual reality, emblematic depiction of the future of technology

Programming individualized, everyone dealing in specialties

Metaphorical expressions developing perceptually

Abstraction no longer the exception, hence the new ordinary

Conformism only relevant in the physical world, or partially

A quantum shift from left to right, from up to down, day to night

Contested tracts of mental real-estate constantly battle for supremacy

One mind, one vision, one direction, each achieved but in sections

Computer generated simulations, breakthrough environmental relations

Interactions totally new, three-dimensional imagery fill the room

Invisible friends now in living color, shaking hands, smelling flowers

Imaginary worlds where dreams come true, doors open, roses turn blue

Waterfalls that run uphill, ice-cold fire, endless daylight, overkill

Passing hours, or is it days, the real world knocking loudly, what to say

Electronic medication, digital inebriation, pass the platform at the station

Computers, laptops, tablets, and phones, piling up the guarding stones

Digital fortress, my how it’s grown, protecting this world I call my own

Secrets kept, locked deep inside, coding and firewalled what I want to hide

Exhaustion but a state of mind, must continue, there’s data to be mined

Paint the trees a brilliant gold, tape up the branches, wear a blindfold

With every option available to me, it’s no wonder I call this sanctuary

Session ending, sleep overdue, mustn’t linger, keep curfew

It’s lights out and power-down time, get nutrionalized, then bedtime

Mind’s eye filled with images from the session, leaves me with a question

Ask and ask again but no answer will suffice, finding myself in need of advice

Without warning I’m moving with purpose, no longer scared, no longer nervous

Back on-line, a search engine this time, in the place where every answer’s sublime

The real world going the way of the cassette, the technology can’t compete with the net

Colors and magic appear from the screen, blurring the hours that are spent in between

Life as we know it has come to an end; virtual reality is where we transcend



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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Virtual Reality – Specialized Technology for You and Me

  • December 14, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Nicely written and I wonder where these technologies lead us. At some point we’ll wonder what reality is, as the technology will render little difference. Thought-provoking on many levels, but for me a questionable advancement.

  • December 14, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    A new reality … all technology. I wonder if the time will come when all we need our minds for is to know how to push the right button? Virtual reality seems a bit exciting, but whose reality is it? Very well-phrased and thought-provoking, Ralph.

  • December 14, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    A new reality … all technology. I wonder if the time will come when all we need our minds for is to know how to push the right button? Virtual reality seems a bit exciting, but whose reality is it? Very well-phrased thoughts, Ralph.

  • December 16, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    The only thing I want from virtual reality is to be able to speak to long deceased relatives, where their conscious thought is uploaded to an interactive interface and they are programmed to act by studying their possessions and possibly uploading video of them. The whole fantasy becoming reality notion is cool, and now gaming systems and cell phones are making us capable to be able to evolve in this virtual world. Great phrasing in this piece, I love your usage of vocabulary here. Nice work Ralph. ~Paul

  • January 8, 2017 at 4:48 PM

    Since I first read , Ralph, I have heard more about these little machines. They can be used to help people with learning challenges, can educate children to develop skills and so many beneficial learning tools.

    My daughter got one and I so enjoyed watching her and then my grandson with a haunted castle tour. It was so funny to see them react, turn all around to follow the hallways, jump and yell when bats flew at them. We had so much fun with it.

    Thanks, Ralph, for introducing this to us. I love it .


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