In the future, what will the Internet look like? One playwright imagines The NETHER: a network of virtual reality realms that allow users to log in and indulge in their deepest, darkest desires. These immersive, sensory experiences include behavior that, in the real world, is almost universally regarded as repugnant and illegal. Could virtual reality create an outlet for people to blow off steam? Or will anonymous, virtual behavior only encourage users to engage in the real thing? Evan is joined by Jennifer Haley, playwright for The NETHER. They discuss the play and the tough questions it poses to viewers and tech policymakers.The show’s DC premiere is April 4th. You can buy tickets here.
March 21, 2016