n. Colloquial shortening of the phrase "virtual reality."
Three weeks after he first experienced the results of the new virtual-reality production process, Shore paid a second visit to Menlo Park — this time with 61 names he had culled from his master list of 1,200. …The first name was Virch, for "virtual" reality.
—Neal Gabler, “The Weird Science of Naming New Products,” The New York Times, January 15, 2015
I'm saying virch for virtual reality/videogame now because I'm lazy.
—GrownUp Jane, “I'm saying…,” Twitter, November 03, 2014
"Praha, real nice town," remarked Stuart, deeply unsurprised. “I can link you through if the price is right, no problem on this end if you don't mind the lag. Why don't you hang up and virch in through our primary server?"
—Bruce Sterling, Holy Fire, Random House, June 29, 2011
2001 (earliest)
The best house computer she could afford was old and clunky, with no virch and no smart-chip capability, upgrading the hundred-year-old house to the minimum standard of smart, but it was adequate.
—Candas Jane Dorsey, A Paradigm of Earth, Macmillan, October 26, 2001