In the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, the OASIS is an online platform that demonstrates a deteriorating obsession for young minds who engage in interactions online as a way to escape reality. In our society today we rely on social media and virtual platforms to cope with the real world, by creating things like the “Metaverse” for example. People have come up with this thought that if they create a new world for themselves that it will fix every flaw in one's life. The metaverse is a parallel world that offers a blend of physical and virtual worlds. “This spatial web offers a 3D arena where you can perform the same actions you would in a non virtual atmosphere.” (bhatt,2023) Users of the Metaverse will soon see that it wasn't all what …show more content…
VIrtual reality is the most studied virtual platform in the world. Scientists have picked apart this simulated 3D environment piece by piece to uncover its benefits and risks to our society if used. When a virtual reality headset is put on, your brain gets transported to this online environment, when using this head set a large amount of risks follow it. “The immersive environment of virtual reality and augmented reality can be the number one cause of anxiety or stress. Wearing an obstructive headset for only a few minutes can leave you with more than just one health risk.” (Husami, 2022) Scientists do also agree that VR can help you on a business standpoint and an empowerment of human experience. The benefits are much less convincing than the risks that the headset …show more content…
The addictive obsession causes users of these programs to gain an unhealthy fascination with being a part of them. Whether this be virtual reality,the metaverse, OASIS or augmented reality they all have traits to them which cause their users to want to continue playing them. THe risks that follow when you relive your life around these are extremely unsafe for all ages, these fake worlds make people use them to hide or cope with the issue that the real world offers. Taking this into consideration we can understand how online platforms demonstrate a deteriorating obsession for young minds who engage in interactions online as a way to escape reality. It would benefit our society today, if we did away with these platforms so our world doesn't continue to get worse as it already is day by day. From my viewpoint and many others saying that this is a very mind killing and changing thing in our world, scientists also agree with my standpoint in this. From reading the novel Ready Player One, and living in this world it has been proved that things may not be what they seem when it comes to the OASIS, and VR
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Jordan Harris The Summary I have read the book The Outsiders and it was amazing. The Author is S.E Hilton and the genre is realistic fiction. There are 2 main characters Ponyboy and Johnny. Ponyboy is apart of a group called the greasers where he is the youngest, him, Johnny and his brothers are all in the gang as well. Johnny is 1 year older than Ponyboy unlike Pony,Johnny has problems at home.
Ready Player One follows Wade Watts, a teeanger escaping from the harsh realities of the real world, lives within the OASIS, a virtual reality “most of humanity now used on a daily basis.” When the creator of the OASIS, James Halliday dies, he leaves a huge fortune behind. Without any heirs, Halliday concluded that his fortune and power can only be inherited by an OASIS user who finds Halliday’s Easter egg within the virtual game using the clues he left behind. After years of searching for the egg, hope was lost until one night Wade Watts is the first to find the Copper Key, the key to unlocking the First Gate and to eventually finding the egg, and so he tells the story of what really happened of the Hunt for the egg. Considering the book in it’s
Player One: What is to Become of Us? Only five short hours make up the timeline of this novel, but in such a short period of time the reader surprisingly finds themselves very involved in the story. In a small airport lounge on the outskirts of Toronto four people meet for the very first time. Luke the runaway pastor, Karen the outspoken ‘cougar’, Rick the unlucky bartender, Rachel the robotic beauty, and Player One the more humane alter ego of Rachel all tell their side of the story as it unravels. It may have seemed like a typical day for these people until the unthinkable happens and the life of everyone in that small airport lounge would forever be changed.
As the technology specialist responsible for maintaining the Happylife Home, he is well aware of the dangers of the virtual reality room. He warns the parents of the potential danger, but instead of disabling the room, he suggests a temporary solution. He also fails to
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government is a novel surrounding government myths. This novel is written by Garry Wills. From militias to sovereign states, many things that we as a society believe about our history is what he proves wrong, in this book. He brings light to the myths we all believe revealing what truthfully had happened. Garry Wills not only attacks myths that we have made but also different views we have.
Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game was published in 1985 and brought about many opinions and views. One such opinion turned into an essay by a person named John Kessel, who published Creating the Innocent Killer in Foundation, The International Review of Science Fiction in 2004. John Kessel detailed how Card created Ender for the purpose of garnering the audience’s sympathy to distract them from Ender’s bad deeds. But Kessel’s argument provides many facts and statistics from different qualified people, so whether people agree with him or not, he makes several true points and arguments that nobody can disagree with.
Wade describes the OASIS as a completely separate world “The OASIS is the setting of my happiest childhood memories”. (p26) The author of Ready Player One even uses the OASIS as a separate world by using language that suggests that what is happening in the virtual world is in fact real, “I looked straight up at the crystal gate floating twenty meters above me”. (p538) Ready Player One treats the OASIS as its own world, while it is virtual, the OASIS even has its own public school system which has more students enrolled than in-person schooling. The people in the Ready Player One universe are glued and connected to their screens with every fiber of their being.
"12 Angry Men" is a play by Reginald Rose that explores several themes related to the American justice system and the human condition. The play takes place in a New York City courtroom as jurors deliberate to reach a verdict in a murder case. Through the interactions and perspectives of the jurors, Rose sheds light on important themes such as the pressure of conformity, the influence of personal biases, the value of critical thinking, and the fragility of justice. One of the central themes of the play is the pressure of conformity.
The Twelve Man Jury The Declaration of Independence says that all men are created equal but are are they treated equally as well. In the play “Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose the main characters are Juror #8 Juror #3 Juror #10 Juror #7 and the Forman. The play is about how twelve men debate the guilt or innocence of a 19 year old boy. People's different prejudices and biases can affect their decisions and judgment.
In the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” written by Richard Connell tells a story about an excellent hunter who has now become the hunted and if he will survive? The main character Rainsford has fallen off a boat in which he is trapped and then finds out about a horrific “game” created by the owner of the land named Zaroff. The “game” is between Rainsford and Zaroff where they will both be in the jungle to hunt one another and the survivor will be declared the winner. Zaroff has given Rainsford a knife, food and some camouflage clothing. Since Zaroff has been playing this game for a while and knows the land thick and thin he is more advanced in this game.
12 angry men is a play written in 1954 by Reginald Rose. America's 1950's was an extremely racial tense period due to the Civil Rights Movement and enforced segregation. Rose suggests personal prejudice prevents jurors from completing their civic duty. Rose shows that juror 10 is a racially prejudiced individual and prevents other jurors from evaluating the evidence that is shown to them. Rose shows that juror 10 is a racially prejudiced individual and prevents other jurors from evaluating the evidence that is shown.
Wade explains the OASIS and what it was, and how much people use it. ” It was the dawn of a new era, one where most of the human race now spent all of their free time in a video game” (Cline 60). Now everything can be done through the OASIS and many people do not go out into the real world and they spend all of their time online. This could be what is leading to many of the horrible problems that are happening in the world since almost everything is done through the OASIS, which does not require people to go out into the real world. After IOI tried to kill Wade he had to move somewhere else to get away from them, so he had just purchased an apartment so IOI no longer knew where he lived, “I would abandon the real world altogether until I found the egg” (Cline 166).
An individual will surely change his/her perspective on how to see things and the way they approach it when they tried to put themselves on someone’s shoes. In this story “The Most Dangerous Game,” written by Richard Connell, the character Sanger Rainsford experienced to be hunted instead of his regular state of being a hunter. Throughout the story, he experienced how scary it was when his life is on the line. For example, what animals are experience when he’s hunting them. As the US Army saying “No Pain, No Gain”, the character of Sanger Rainsford needed to feel and experience the pain of terror and fear in order for him to conquer this game of man vs. man.
Dystopia Why is dystopian fiction incredibly popular? A dystopia is something in a state of injustice or suffering so why would readers keep coming back to read something terrible. Some powerful elements of a dystopia are fear, isolation, and darkness. I've also noticed these elements most in dystopian fiction. Here are some examples of fear, isolation, and darkness in dystopian fiction.
The author knows that people will continue to fetishize over the offline. But, he is confident because the author is raising awareness to us who are fetishizing the offline. I think obsessing about the cyber world is a waste of time. Therefore, these people are searching for an ideal dream. Jurgenson believes the solution for this fetishism is to understand what "online" is.