Scenario – Virus in your brain
Let say that we are in 2040 and you have around 60 years and you want to backup your brain content, in case you will have an accident.
You connect your brain to the PC and run a backup of your memories and personality.
Backup means that content goes from you brain to the PC and no “virus” can enter in your brain (if the brain-PC interface was not already modified by someone).
After some time you have a stroke because you have eat too much fast food.
You go to the doctor and they fix the big part of the damage with the advanced medicine they have at that time.
After that you go home and your computer assistant is notified about your situation and recommend you a restore of your memories.
You accept, check for the backup checksum (example: sha1), to be sure that the backup matches the original.
You start the restore process by when this is done a virus enters in the stream and becomes information in your brain.
That information can mean that it’s an obsessive taught “I must kill myself, I’m now in VR, reality appears when I die here!”.
That virus have the chances to make you kill yourself!
Such a virus might contain more words, not just one that will keep repeating in your brain.
So a bad individual, black hat hacker, might convince you to do a suicide.
I said it virus, because I think in my imagination that those words will copy in more places of your brain, so they become accessed when you think to something like “real life”, “real world”.
And when you will think that something is wrong and will have the intention to “go to a doctor”, the virus will initiate a self-defense system like “if I go to a doctor they will send my to a psychiatric hospital, because I have intentions to kill myself”.
This scenario might contain important information for the people that will make fully immersed reality in the future.
Killing yourself in a VR must never be a path to exit it.
Today all of us know when we are in VR, because we see the display or we feel the helmet, but this will change in the future.
That will be a small challenge so all the producers of fully immersed VR to never used the die of the user as way of getting out.
Must be created a world law regarding this.
Doing such thing might create many cases where people kill themselves thinking that they are in VR and this is the exit.