I want to describe this room that takes me to places, a bit like a teleporter. However, its just my imagination playing around with me. Is there any word to describe something that is not real but feels real?
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Virtual : (from TFD)
- Existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact, form, or name.
- Existing in the mind, especially as a product of the imagination.
Virtual Reality (VR): ( from Wikipedia)
- sometimes referred to as immersive multimedia, is a computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, touch, etc.
based on illusion; not real. "she knew the safety of her room was illusory"
I think some people might call it suspended reality.
A simulacrum may be a useful choice - a copy of the real?
The word I would use is verisimilitude.
"Appearance of truth or reality, likelihood,..."
surreal (mix of fact & fantasy)
Fata morgana Phantom Are you thinking of something like the Transformation Room in "Harry Potter" series? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fata_Morgana_(mirage)
Hallucination might be an option:
a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction to certain toxic substances, and usually manifested as visual or auditory images.
Realistic. Representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life. "a realistic human drama"
Synonyms: true to life, lifelike, true, truthful, faithful, real-life, close, naturalistic, authentic, genuine, representational, graphic, convincing; vérité; informal: kitchen-sink, warts and all; rare: verisimilar, veristic, speaking.