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"The first thing that's wrong with being a science-fiction writer today is that the present has caught up with the future and surpassed it."
- Peter Watts

Virtual Reality Ceremony  
  Don't just put your motion capture suit on - do it with style.  

Over centuries, a simple act like preparing and serving tea evolved into a sort of meditation. It might be helpful to put oneself into a contemplative state of mind before entering a virtual space.

The old man held his breath as the master unfolded the bundle. He removed the ceremonial glove and slipped it onto his right hand, almost casually. The understatement was powerful, refined. Then, with another curt bow, the young man began the virtual reality ceremony - Vacharu-no-ya. The new way of serving - and savoring - reality.
From Rim, by Alexander Besher.
Published by HarperPaperbacks in 1994
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