[ExI] Sexual Assault problem in the Metaverse
dsunley at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 17:19:22 UTC 2022
There are extremely unpleasant people on the internet. The traditional
response had been to block them once identified.
There is a significant population of people who would prefer the
traditional response to be to render extremely unpleasant behavior
literally impossible via some kind of technological solution (this problem
is AGI-complete), and moreover, to permanently ruin the lives of these
unpleasant people in the real world, once they are identified (this problem
is coup-complete, and they're working on it).
On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 8:10 PM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> She wasn't, some people just went up and were being trolls and doing
> humping grabbing stuff. It's uncouth but anyone who would think it's
> relevant enough to write a specific article about must not venture very far
> outside their own social media echo chambers. Gaming overall is full of
> rude people like this. This shit happens in kids games like Roblox for
> fuck's sake and that's a much worse issue imo. There are tons of people
> like this though on the internet (often from countries which are behind in
> women's rights). Any woman who has ever been on the internet can confirm
> this. Definitely not an issue with the metaverse in any way, more like
> "the internet is full of perverts and thus those perverts will be perverts
> on whatever platform they go on, and on a platform where they can act as
> bodies and approach other bodies, it is obvious that they will use those
> functions in perverted ways"
> It's a very predictable result. Didn't really need an article
> On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:24 PM Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> I wonder why she was using a platform where avatars even had the parts to
>> rape or be raped, if she was not there for sexual content.
>> On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 3:24 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
>> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>>> A Researcher Says She Was Just Sexually Assaulted In The Metaverse
>>> Within an hour of putting on her Oculus headset, her avatar was raped
>>> while she was in the virtual realm.
>>> Published May 31, 2022 By Katie Hutton
>>> “Metaverse: another cesspool of toxic content,” a new report published
>>> by the researcher Tuesday, details the researcher’s encounter in
>>> Meta’s Horizon World.
>>> Researchers working with SumOfUs said that they were exposed to
>>> homophobic and racist remarks while in Horizon World.
>>> Looks like Lowest Common Denominator stuff at present.
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