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It took several months, but Kyle had started to think of this virtual reality world as simply “reality.” Maybe he hadn’t even entered a virtual world at all. He had explored it so extensively, and there didn’t seem to be an end to it. He enjoyed his new body and his new life. He really liked modeling. But the thought about being stuck in a virtual world still nagged at him. He had thought about the time he visited the center where he had tested the helmet. They claimed they were glad to see him, telling him there was a weird accident at the time of his testing. That he hadn’t even entered a virtual world at all -- that he had swapped bodies with the woman for real. He didn’t believe it at the time. He realized there was no way for him to know if they were telling the truth or if that story was just part of the programming. It wasn’t something he thought about often any more, but from time to time, it had such interesting philosophical implications that he just couldn’t help it.