Virtual reality (VR) is impressive. Anybody who has spent any time using it will tell you how amazing it felt to fire an arrow from a virtual bow or how. “What’s happened to me?” he thought. It wasn’t a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table – Samsa was a travelling salesman – and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine.