Check out this horrifying yet strangely compelling futuristic vision put together by artist Miles Johnston. Called "Substitution," it's the portrayal of a man who's brain-jacked himself into a fully immersive virtual reality — one so compelling that he has completely detached himself from the outside world.
Johnston writes, "I was thinking about how creepy it would be if in the future, people start neglecting their real bodies to exclusively live in downloaded indistinguishably real simulations. There would be all kinds of interesting philosophical debates to have, and loads of conflicting opinions on the technology. It's an idea I might explore more, especially if people dig it."
We dig it, Miles. More like this, please.
Be sure to check out Johnston's Deviantart site.