It Leads to War between the Dimensions
The virtuals are betrayed by the people they converted into digital form.
Alert to being obliterated by the virtuals, if in a shared Internet, they have created a secret network of computers, absolutely isolated from the human Internet. The plan is of course to live forever, and to that end they busy themselves preparing to rule over humanity.
Sadly, because no one will agree to let them be overlords of the planet, the other part of the plan visualizes the destruction of humanity, and the creation of a captive world, designed to provide them the goods to keep their world going, and the human bodies they will need to inhabit and enjoy.