How about people just stop buying so much stuff. Yes, some of the world will go virtual and some of us will revert to reality, physical presence reality. Not virtual reality, not alternate reality. You can decide to promote this destructive technology and justify it any way you want. I won’t blame you and it will unlikely cause the end of all that is good.
Hey, it could be wonderful if used properly, human nature being what it is I expect VR is going to make the world a worse place. Cell phones are already making the developed world a worse place but doing great things for the less developed world. Que sara sara.