obviously totally inspired by "private world", but an achievable spinoff.
A useful way to sublimate your rebellious homicidal impulses without fear of actual bodily harm or consequent prosecution. Scan in a picture of your bosses face and / or body, and the software creates a 3D virtual doll that
you can manipulate as you like. And of course stick pins into.
Why does it have to stop at pins ? you ask. Well, it doesn't - a full range of virtual medieval torture implements is at your disposal. Record the results onto videotape for later viewing from the couch potato position.
Of course all the technology research would be into realistic screaming / writhing algorithms