Hi-Reality.org senses a distant era where the evolution of human and technology has brought flawless sensory-specialized tools that deliver reality. They are called Hi-Reality Machines. In this era, the human has fully merged with the machine and is equipped with an evolved and connected consciousness that is constantly roaming in a new reality called Hi-Reality.
Hi-Reality is a state where the boundaries between the physical reality, its representation, and the artificial reality have dissolved. Hi-Reality is the final purpose of today’s Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Augmented Virtuality immersive systems.
The task of a Hi-Reality Machine
The task of a Hi-Reality Machine is to deliver reality for human, cyborg, or any life form.
Performance criteria of a Hi-Reality Machine
A Hi-Reality Machine must at least fulfill one of the following criteria:
- To completely trick at least one sensory system of the human, cyborg, or any life form
- To completely trick the entire sensory system of the human, cyborg, or any life form
- To create altered-states of consciousness
Classification of Hi-Reality Machines
Hi-Reality Machines must be classified based on:
- The life form type they target and and are designed for (e.g. humans, any particular life form); and
- The sensory system(s) they target and are designed for
Thus, for example a Hi-Reality Machine that is designed to trick the Auditory and Visual system of the human (which is the default life form) has this classification: Hi-Reality Machine Class AV
Performance testing of a Hi-Reality Machine
Although this performance methodology and procedure have not been (fully) developed; the performance of a Hi-Reality Machine must use a subjective experience measurement method and tool. That is, the method and tool must measure and compare subject’s perception (brain response) between the ‘reality’ and that reality produced by the Hi-Reality Machine. Brain scanning using diverse established techniques are perhaps the way forward.
Image from MetricTimes.org, What is Consciousness, Image credit: Cyber Girl, by WebWizzard (at flickr.com)