posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 04:45 AM
To "harm someone" has many interpertations. In VR world, you couldn't physically harm anyone, but you could certainly harm someone psycologically.
Of course you can do that now, online.
I play an onlinegame now more than I should probably. I can recognize in myself the possibility that a VR world would become my whole world, a world
where everyone is beautiful, strong, rich...where the sun shines everyday, the bird song is always clear..
I am fundamentally oppsed to any one trying to regulate morality, I don't need or want some entity telling me what is right or wrong. But I am in the
minority, most people want to "protect the children" so are happy to accept controls over their online lives.
I fear that any future VR type game world would be policed in the name of the "children", most online games now do it voluntarily, they have an
official stance on subjects like this, but of course that doesn't mean it doesn't still go on. I remember when SecondLife banned ageplay, hailed as
a measure to protect children and yet still readily available, despite what the official company line might be.