This Is The Real Point.

This is the real point. It’s laid out very well. Plato was right. It’s right there in the first line. But we have to believe it, and the odds are we’re going to actually play in virtual reality forever, rather than move along to higher, nobler things in “real life”. It’s very scary and realistic precisely because it’s so sexy and so playful, better than real life in every respect very shortly.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2138305-escape-to-the-future-with-virtual-reality/