The reason something looks real is because a production team has gone to pains to present visuals and words and other narrative elements that suggest realism to the viewer.
When frames of reference are no longer tightly tethered to the real world, do we share as much with each other when we consume each others imagined experiences?
There are great, even thrilling and vital new worlds to discover in virtual space. But it’s essential that narrative and story always direct the action, lest purely flashy but irrelevant sensations overwhelms the reason for spending time someplace that only pretends to be real.
Each of us get another crack at transformation every single day. It's called sleep.