posted on Oct, 11 2014 @ 12:48 AM
I didn't read the article (sorry) but there was a moral & VR post not that long ago on OR forum.
Short: A religious (?) person was preaching how morale will be declining with advanced VR apps and tech, talking about (hypothetically) how long it
will take until we have "Child Rape Simulator" and similar in VR.
I say: BEEE ESSSSS.
Because I can use the same silly arguments for books, videos, TVs, current video games etc.
Oh no! Moving pictures on the screen! They will all turn us into child rapists etc.
If we keep with the topic of potential pedophiles or rapists, SUCH people will always exist and they always EXISTED. Whether a new VR headset will
come out making things "more real" doesn't really matter. It doesn't turn me into a child rapist...neither did violent games or crime TV shows
turn me into a lunatic axe murderer : )
"and should we police these virtual environments?"
It's funny that you and then some so called "morale apostels" do INDEED start thinking about policing and censoring TECHNOLOGY...but this
technology is nothing but a medium.
The "perversion" and the immorality is within yourself. If you have "perverse" sick tendencies which make you want play a virtual rape simulator,
it's not the fault of the technology which is able to create such a "reality"...it's your BRAIN's wirings fault. The problem sits much deeper, IN
YOU...it's not a problem caused by VR or the ability that VR can create such a "reality".
In a worst case scenario, some "morale apostels" want to censor media ..because...there is a tiny fraction of sick people who happen to be
sick/perverts etc...and because of this tiny fraction of people....we have to censor an entire technology? (And, hint: Even if we were to censor
media, those people would STILL be mentally sick. They STILL would fantasize about rape...or do you think that censoring/policing would automatically
cure all those people?)