Virtual Reality: the stimulation of simulation

http://hitsharesquare.com/members/chaneldipietro/activity/friends/ Why am I just now realizing that “stimulate” and “simulate” are only separated by one lousy “t”? While I am basking in the wonder of my discovery, let me ask another nagging question: Why do we find simulating to be so stimulating? (Think Fantasy Football, xBox/PlayStation games, SIMS and other virtual reality “games” or worlds, etc.) Is it because we have so many conveniences and live in such a technological cocoon that the only way we can experience life is virtually? Wait a minute. Before we haul off and accept a phrase into our vocabulary and then make it...

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