VR/RL — Civility in Play
Balancing security and privacy.
Not quite sure where to start your day? Have a look at “A Rape in Cyberspace,” by Julian Dibble. That’s what I did at least, and I have to say, it sparked some serious concerns as to the future of VR regulation.
Societies tend to invite certain regulations as a net for security — take for example the United States’ turn towards, what some are considering, a “Muslim Ban.”
On the surface, the executive order was signed to attempt to signal a promise for secure borders, free of tyranny and terrorism,
PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES,
but with that increased measure of security comes a lack of privacy.
When looking at how Mr. Bungle, from Dibble’s recount of the event, broke civil conventions one can see how the desire for regulation in cyberspace is in dire need.
Post Mr. Bungle rape via internet, the LambdaMOO crew intiated a *boot feature that would kick people from the lobby if popular vote initiated the boot. Thus, regulation issued and privacy and freedom limited. Freedom for all is not ideal my friends, and here it is evident.
Just and right actions are the preferred, they render higher rates of fertility and reproduction amongst humans. Those actions that are moral are the preference. In the RL we have our prisons, which long for improvement, but none the less greatly reduce our nightmares at night worrying about evil men and women harming our family’s chance of survival.
Initiate the World Wide Web! Initiate open-source! We want nothing to do with your government — very much transcribed by John Perry Barlow. A paradigm shift is occurring right now. Hackers have the power. Those most fluent in coding and the language of the Web are the gatekeepers.
Just as with physical societal hierarchy, one much will ensue on the Web. Civility in VR will develop just as the gatekeepers designate to design the framework.
What is someone performed acts like Mr. Bungle, today, with teledildonics? How violating would the experience be being hacked in the sack?