Those Without SIN
There are 3 ways to interact with the matrix. AR, Cold VR, and Hot VR.
AR – Augmented Reality. With this, you’re still interacting with the real world while navigating the matrix through a pop up window. This is the slowest, yet safest way to hack. The worst thing that could happen is that your deck gets fried.
Cold VR – This is the full immersion Virtual Reality experience. Your meat body’s senses are overridden and you experience the Matrix as a “real” thing. Attacks suffered while running cold can hurt you, but are unlikely to cause lasting damage. Except to your deck. That can still get fried.
Hot VR – Pretty much the same as Cold VR, but you can take the quotation marks off of the word “real”. This is VR with the safeties off. Be prepared for some major trauma if you face off against certain flavors of Black ICE. Plus, your deck could get fried.