“Reality is the Only Thing that’s Real.” Or is it?

In the science fiction film, Ready Player One, the creator of a virtual world says, “Reality is the only thing that’s real.” It makes good sense, but philosophy, which has given much thought to the perennial question of reality, isn’t so sure. In this sermon we’ll consider the nature of reality in light of the budding new technology called “virtual reality” and what philosophy has to say about it.