In the next generation of computer games we will see the computer program actually designing itself as the player plays along. Currently in computer games, video games and virtual reality if you were on a racetrack in a racecar you can not go off the racetrack without crashing. And you may only be allowed to go one direction and you can not do everything, which may want to do.
For instance if you're playing the computer game and it is a football game and you were on the field as one of the players can not go up into the stands by hot dog, walk-through the tunnel, buy a beer and then walk into the parking lot get in a car and drive away to an In and Out Hamburger Joint or go see a movie.
Indeed it is obvious why you can not do his, but what if you could? Well, that would probably be a very expensive computer game, video game would not or virtual reality system to make or buy? And it may take a programmer their whole life just to program and design it for every potential eventuality in first place.
In the Next Generation of computer video games and virtual reality you will be able to do just that. Being trapped in a current computer game would suck, but designing and playing in a Matrix is indeed the future of computer gaming and virtual reality and that is the next generation of computer games. Consider all this in 2006.