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Ultimate Virtual Reality Machine

The ultimate virtual reality machine would present a world so real that we couldn't tell that it was fake. Can you know that you're not plugged into an ultimate virtual reality machine right now? If not, what difference does it make?

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I think you can know that you're not plugged into an ultimate virtual reality machine right now because that would require a first sense of self (the body that is plugged in) and the second self (the body that is free to roam and function in the ultimate virtual world). Thus, we would be ...

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The ultimate virtual reality machine would present a world so real that we couldn't tell that it was fake. Can you know that you're not plugged into an ultimate virtual reality machine right now? If not, what difference does it make?

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