Law enforcement teaches us to be present at the moment, free of distractions to focus on your well being, belongings, people around you as well as notice changes in the environment. Physical distractions such as mobile phones and game controllers create a safety hazard when we try to multi-task. The focus is diminished therefore we cannot expect to be able to notice the details of our physical surroundings. I foresee distractions to increase to a whole another level with using Virtual Reality goggles. The physical world “disappears” and you enter a virtual world when the goggles are put over your eyes to cover your central and peripheral vision as well as ears with noise cancelling headphones. In some instances, the physical environment is altered to enhance the virtual reality experience. The remaining senses distracted at the same time with movement, smells, touch and taste in the physical environment. Obviously, there are people who are comfortable with the total immersion experience with virtual reality as they are voluntarily participating to zone out from their physical environment. Personally, I don’t think I would feel safe allowing all my senses to be temporarily altered. I equate the virtual reality experience to be similar to hypnosis. Both are effective to treat breaking habits such as cigarette smoking or trauma experiences as with PTSD which is wonderful but general everyday use sets a warning flag with me. Virtual Reality goggles and software is now affordable to the public and is expected to be a big hit for Holiday purchases this year. People in public places and transportation wearing Virtual Reality goggles will eventually be the norm. For the people who are not wearing Virtual Reality goggles, please look after them as you would with someone who is disabled. Try to reach out to their senses that are not being altered to let them know they missed their flight, bus stop, briefcase snatched or their child just wandered off.