Very interested to see Tom's new CUSAC venture https://cusac.org/
associated with the proposed experiments, and wish it every success! Wonderful how the MBT project has developed from its quite basic early days into what it is now.
Some thoughts which occur when pondering the scientific investigation - has Tom come across another VR, among the many which he has experienced (but rarely describes or writes much about, for good reasons he has often made clear) where the "residents" are as inquisitive to understand the nature of their reality as we in this one are. Have they done similar experiments to the ones Tom is proposing, and if so, what were the outcomes? Did they produce a paradigm shift of the sort Tom hopes might happen here? Or are we the first VR to do this kind of thing?