adjective vir·tu·al \ˈvər-chə-wəl, -chəl; ˈvərch-wəl\

: very close to being something without actually being it
: existing or occurring on computers or on the Internet

Full Definition of VIRTUAL

  1. being such in essence or effect though not formally recognized or admitted <a virtual dictator>
  2. of, relating to, or using virtual memory
  3. of, relating to, or being a hypothetical particle whose existence is inferred from indirect evidence <virtual photons>
  4. being on or simulated on a computer or computer network: as
    1. occurring or existing primarily online <virtual shopping>
    2. of, relating to, or existing within a virtual reality <a virtual tour>


noun in·san·i·ty \in-ˈsa-nə-tē\

: severe mental illness : the condition of being insane
: something that is very foolish or unreasonable

Full Definition of INSANITY

  1. a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia)
  2. such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility
    1. extreme folly or unreasonableness
    2. something utterly foolish or unreasonable

Listen to Jamiroquai's Virtual Insanity Song

Click here to read the lyrics along with the song
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Well, if you’ve made it this far and have read the definitions, listened to the song, perhaps even read the lyrics and read an inspirational quote, your mental juices are probably flowing and curiosity is propelling you forward.

So let’s dive right in without any further ado, starting with the site name. Up for a little wordplay? So when you read it, do you read it as Virtual Insanity, dot, letter "u," letter "s"? Or do you see it as Virtual Insanity, dot "us"? For those of you that read dot "us," let’s take it down to the phonetics. When you sound it out phonetically does your mind hear yourself saying "virtual insanity dot us," or "virtual insanity got us"?

As Rod Serling used to say, "…may I submit for your examination…" the idea that virtual insanity has indeed GOT US all and unfortunately, this condition does not exist "…only in the Twilight Zone." The mission of this site is to examine virtual insanity in its many forms, raise awareness, offer strategies and discuss solutions to counteract the negative effects on our lives, families and communities.

With that having been said, the choice is now yours. To paraphrase Morpheus speaking to Neo, "You take the blue pill, the story ends. You continue being oblivious and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay intrigued, and together we examine how deep the rabbit hole goes."