>Why build when you can breed more slaves?
Is slavery really cost effective these days? With enough robots it will not be. Bots are expected to make over a hundred thousand drivers unemployed and unemployable in the US alone, so you will have no end of volunteers.
>Why do anything IRL that can be done with a bit of processing power that fools your mind into believing, releasing its sweet dopamine, which costs essentially nothing, and can be altered or removed at the will of the programmer.
People will still need food, medicine, shelter etc. Matrix style pods are unlikely to be here anytime soon. Perhaps prisoners will be a test group, after all there are 2+ million Americans in jail. So pods or Eudeamon style banishment has a market, just a limited one.
>And poof its gone, your whole world, all those tokens you earned and sprites you so carefully assembled.
I am quite happy to live in the real world, where I can have backups.
>Stop. Don't fall for this shitty excuse for a technological world with its bad plot. Seek the truth outside. Its up to you.
FB has research projects for brain computer interfaces with two way communications. That does not sound healthy at all but people will try that. I won't.