Virtual Arm feels real

Fascinating story in New Scientist.

For those of us interested in Virtual Worlds, the exciting question is: “What happens when people start to believe their virtual body (i.e. their avatar) is ‘real’?”

When one first enters Second Life (for instance) one of the interesting things is the freaky feeling of interacting with someone, one-on-one, in real time and yet of having no idea what their real name is, how old they are, whether they are male or female, what they actually look like or even where in the world they are (really) sitting as they type on […]