What is escapism ?
Escapism is a way of fleeing reality. It’s a way to compensate when we feel sad, angry, trapped. Some people will go shopping , some eat junk food and others sadly will turn to alcohol, drugs to forget reality.
Is escapism a real permanent escape? No…reality kicks back in and you eventually have to go back to your life.
Escapism is not new, it’s been around for a really long time . With its most recent waves being the 60’s psychedelic drug culture and now, it is now online in many forms like gaming and Second Life. What’s next on the list?
Metaverse and humanity
Who is going to be the moral authority ? Who is going to control the content? Will this contribute to the immergence of new mental conditions? Will this contribute to unify people or divide them? Is there someone who will take responsibility for the side effects? Only the future will tell but we can already imagine some of down sides…