Analysis of a reported incident resulting in an actual airline hijacking due to a fanatical and engrossed virtual reality state

Hiroshi Juzoji*, Atsushi Ichimura, Isao Nakajima, Muhammad Athar Sadiq

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Abstract

We define Chronic Alternate-World Disorder (CAWD) as "A state in which a person is no longer able to distinguish the real world from virtual space, due to his or her isolation in virtual space for an extended period of time with no contact with the actual world." The case report is about a patient who hijacked a jumbo jetliner in order to fly the airplane on his own, after developing CAWD from the use of flight-simulator virtual reality system. We believe symptomatic cases of CAWD will increase as virtual-reality (VR) spread throughout our society. In view of this, our objective is to propose precautionary and preventive measures for providers of VR system for patients with schizophrenia or personality disorders, from psychiatric and sociological perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHEALTHCOM 2007
Subtitle of host publicationUbiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services
Pages319-322
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 19 2007Jun 22 2007

Publication series

NameHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services

Conference

ConferenceHEALTHCOM 2007: Ubiquitous Health in Aging Societies - 2007 9th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application and Services
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period6/19/076/22/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Media Technology
  • Nursing(all)

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