Virtual Reality has the potential to change the education system at all levels including the school system . There’s always new inventions that benefits human beings in today’s society for example, Virtual Reality has become of a new way to life, a new way to exploring new things, a way to take in more information, and getting away from this crazy world. Virtual reality more so creates less communication skills, laziness, unhealthy, and the ability to function well.
In Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, “The OASIS would ultimately change the way people around the world lived, worked, and communicated”. Another way to living life was inside of a video game, where it had everything that you desire in whats so ever including going to school and having jobs. People can just stay at their house and log into the OASIS and spend most of their time there. In Virtual reality of the OASIS it builds less communication skills and people being lazy to do other things in the real world. They would sit their for hours and never really have to do much. Wade for example his life is basically inside the OASIS. Thats where he makes friends and be whoever he wants to be. OASIS is a gateway for him. But putting that aside OASIS is not real its a game for god sake! it is unhealthy for you.
According to Ferris Jabr he mentions, ” People also like to have as much control over a text as possible -to highlight with chemical ink, easily write notes to themselves in the margins as well as deform the paper however they choose”( The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens). With the reading on paper you can be able to bring out your thoughts into the paper and jotting down what you think about the article or the reading, you can make it your own. Instead of reading online where you tend to skim and not really dig deep into the reading as much, you tend to miss out a lot of important details. I tend to read and really understand the reading on paper, because I can be able to make my side notes and really be able to annotate that reading. Virtual Reality has taken that away, now there’s e-books, smartphone, internet where you can be able to read and highlight things as well.
In Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Wade whole life is on the OASIS a video game that was created by Holliday and Morrow. He didn’t do much in the real world he basically hated it and didn’t want to associate with it. All he cared about was finding that egg and basically did everything on the OASIS. Who would spend there whole entire life on a video game? Your emotions and physical attraction really doesn’t associate in the OASIS, you loose your five sense. Therefore I wouldn’t be able to associate with the OASIS I wouldn’t be able to take care of my physical form in the real world. I would be useless to doing things and am more into hands on and really doing what I love to do. Where I know it will be real instead of being inside of a video game.
With Virtual Reality it changes everything and the way we learn and communicate. It reduces the task that we have to do individual and makes it easy for us to do. Going to school in the OASIS, how would you really know that you grasping the materials if you can’t even ask questions. You are just programed to sit and listen. We wouldn’t be able to have that type of attraction that we would have in the real world, it will just gives us something we want to see instead. My point is Virtual reality has the potential to change the education system if we let it control us.