VRUs (Virtual Reality Units) & a Reality Check on health, protection and privacy

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A virtual reality headset is a head-mounted device that provides virtual reality for the wearer. Virtual reality (VR) headsets are widely used with video games but they are also used in other applications, including simulators and trainers. They comprise a stereoscopic head-mounted display (providing separate images for each eye), stereo sound, and head-motion-tracking sensors,[1] which may include devices such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers or structured light systems.[2]

Some VR headsets also have eye-tracking sensors[3] and gaming controllers. The VR glasses use a technology called head-tracking, which changes the field of vision as a person turns their head. The technology may not be perfect, as there is latency if the head moves too fast. Still, it does offer an immersive experience.

Like any new invention or technology VRUs can be used for both good and bad. Long before the American public at large are aware, criminals and opportunists have already discovered away to use them for bad.

VRUs look like a cool new technology that at the very least gamers would find intriguing. One of the largest developers of VRUs is Facebook. Facebook's VR is Oculus. Facebook likely integrates and has developed the technology along side the Facebook social media platform. While the technology may seem very cool, like most new inventions and technologies of this magnitude the American legal system that would regulate such products and put in place consumer protections is reactive and not proactive and is far behind the curve of such technologies. Far too often thousands must die or be seriously harmed by such technologies before the America legal system catches up. Current such dangerous include:

  • Developing bio-technologies that offer these VRUs as internal units not as external units continuing the current trend of blending human and machine.

  • Assaults by anonymous assailants and persons committing crimes and acts of violence via VRUs seeking to avoid justice.

  • Blending VRU technology with other technologies such as brain chips and other chips that promote the corrosive treatment of individuals. People have already begun to demand the right to maintain their sense of self, which technologies such as brain chips endanger as those who seek to control others use these technologies in fraudulent and un-consenting manner.

  • The lack of informed (medical) consent of those receiving such technologies. In other words asking and making people aware that such bio-technologies are in their body.

  • The rise of bio-hacking. While most would make light of such behavior and tell you that people are simply preforming these biological procedures on themselves, the fact is people are performing these biological procedures on people unbeknownst to them. Many people have begun to raise serious concerns regarding privacy and health not to mention sheer theft that such bio-technologies make people victim of from identity theft to the simple theft of passwords.

While hate speech is increasingly prohibited on many platforms including social media in an industry like VRUs many such activities have been band as the criminal justice system often lags behind the technology industry and is typically reactive rather than proactive as stated before. Many women have reported being sexually assaulted via such technologies, such as during playing online games with VRUs. Perhaps before the technology and bio-technology industries invite people into a virtual reality or world - privacy, protection and health should be considered.

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