Originally Posted by CleverClothe
Once you can control the senses (input and output), you can "jack in".
I'm more or less familiar with these examples, and a few besides. However, they are a looooong way from the immersive reality common to cyberpunk, such as clear images, sounds and other senses projected directly into the brain, or complex communications between brains and computers. These realities are to cyberpunk what morse code is to a motion picture, or what a walking man is to an F-15 fighter. They are a lot a lot a LOT further out than most people understand.
Which is not to say they are impossible... just that they're a much longer long-shot than most people expect.