> I hadn't realized that the cave was a metaphor like the
> reflection or mirror for virtual reality as there are literally
> today still cave people in the world including former city guys
> volontarily enjoying this drastic lifestyle.
A miscommunication, perhaps? I believe that Michael was referring to Plato's reference to the observer sitting within a cave, outside of which a fire is burning. The observer can see that the fire is projecting moving shadows on to the cave wall, which he -- the observer -- mistakenly takes for reality.
Hope this clarifies. the notion.