With technological advancement this becomes more and more of an issue. Cloning, "growing" organs, A.I., etc. This thread concerns all of those and any others that may pertain. Thoughts on the morality of it? Faith in Science or the Science of Faith? I'll let all of you choose which topic you talk about. I'm going to start us off though. Artificial Intelligence started as a field of serious study in the mind-1950s. Expectations were high until around the mid-1970s when it was concluded that technology was not advanced enough to meet initial hopes. In 2005, the Canadian Instistute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) rekindled interest in A.I. technology with a program led by Geoffrey Hinton that led to the advent of "Deep Learning." I'll skip making this an essay and jump to now-a-days. Uber, Google, and General Motors have spent billions on research toward drierless cars. Virtual reality started off as a combat simulator for pilot fighters. Though, I believe the idea was inspired by cyberspace which many cyberpunk sci-fi authors wrote about priorly. Currently, there's a lot of interest in utilizing it for the entertainment industry. "Virtual reality won't merely replace TV. It will eat it alive." - Arthur C. Clarke Here's were my imagination goes with all of this. An advanced A.I. that is capable of forming any virtual reality that can be imagined. Skip all the talk of neurons, memory scans, or any of that. Just image point A and point B for now. You can experience absolutely anything you can imagine. Isn't that... virtually the power of a god? It may be an illusion, but hell it'll feel real. I get that a lot of issues could arise, but still... I'd pick that one over any of the rest. Side-question: If you could have any virtual reality created for you, what would you do? You could consider for personal use, as a marketable business, or simply a single experience.