I had some Hek deathfish (you know, the one that kills you if not properly cooked) for lunch today and a somewhat related question came to mind.
With all the mind-machine interfacing going on, lots of people go full virtual when it comes to entertainment. Any entertainment - one can just zap their pleasure centers, or dive into a gas giant, or fight and make bets wth people all across the cluster, or go sightseeing and sample the finest foods - while really they just float there with those jacks in the spine and brain. Many prefer refined simulation to the raw real thing. I suspect that most eggers are firmly in the virtual league, but it never hurts to actually go out and ask, right?
So what is your choice - real or virtual - and why?