If you decided to walk, the nanobots would intercept the signals to your real legs and send back all the sensory signals of walking — from the changing tactile pressure on your feet to the air moving across your hands as you swing your arms. It would be just as high-resolution and just as compelling as real reality. You could actually go there and meet other real people. So you and I, instead of being on the telephone, could be meeting on a Mozambique game preserve, and we'd both feel the warm breeze on our faces and hear the animal sounds in the background. (...)
My body is a cage
That keeps me from dancing with the one I love,
But my mind holds the key.