Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Volume 11, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2004

Thorsten Botz-Borstein
Pages 1-10

Virtual Reality and Dreams
Towards the Autistic Condition?

The virtual annuls all suspension of time that could, through its tragic or stylistic character, confer to time an existential value. This condition is contrasted with time as it functions in dreams. On the grounds of these observations it is shown that there are resemblances between “autistic” symptoms and the virtual world.