Virtual gaslighting, augmented torture

‘We’re running with scissors’: Why some experts worry about VR dangers

What if virtual reality wasn’t just a new way to play games or watch movies? What if the technology wasn’t just creating new methods of communication, of medical treatment, of military training? What if virtual reality was used in the pursuit of mayhem? Much has been said about the positives of technology that can reshape reality or even create a new one, but last month two respected academic researchers held a talk at South by Southwest in Austin to explore not just those positives, but also the potential negatives of reality technology. ….[READ]

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