Can the metaverse be a harassment-free zone? | The Stream [Versión Inglesa]



Earlier this month Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, took steps to curb harassment in the virtual world by giving VR participants a two-foot ‘personal boundary’ by default when entering the metaverse. The move comes after a beta user complained her avatar had been groped. But the company says it may loosen restrictions in the future to allow people to shorten their personal space once they feel more comfortable.

Infringement of space isn’t the only concern for critics. Many are worried tech companies aren’t doing enough to shield users, particularly children, from bullying or other illicit behaviour. In fact, some parents fear that without regulation virtual reality can easily become a breeding ground for predators. However, proponents of virtual reality say it’s the natural evolution of the internet and are concerned regulation would stifle the ability to build a vast network of interconnected worlds.

Can online harassment even be solved? Some in the industry think it’s too late for legacy platforms but believe if new companies incorporate safety into their design, it would give them a competitive edge.

On this episode of The Stream, we discuss the dangers of the metaverse and ask our panel of experts if it can ever be a harassment-free zone.

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40 comentarios

  1. Just a liars way to get free money through stock increases

  2. What fun is vr if it's like rl?

  3. Metaverse = Human = Politics = Harassment

  4. Easy, just put block and ban tools like any other platform

  5. Facebook and other apps made many of people lose sight pregnant by not intension the small store have to closed members inside family have to get distance and crime happened by strangers and many awful things easy to grow up like showing up of the grass and I think this the same would lost more than get useful.

  6. you can't fix it on the rest of the internet so i doubt it.

  7. 18:00 homeboy hit it on the head. meta's whole reason for being in VR is because their userbase is aging and they're losing attention to apps like tiktok. so they're pivoting.

    facebook is building an immersive e-commerce platform where people can buy physical and digital goods in the metaverse, while serving you the most targeted ads in history (imagine the data that meta can collect when they can literally SEE where eyes are focusing!!) AND they get their 30% cut on all transactions.

  8. 0:18 he did the elite strap repair mod. aka electrical tape lol

  9. That's like asking if humans will never harass others.

  10. This type of technology is dangerous. Talk to people in real life! These virtual machines are destroying our humanity. Be HUMAN. Learn to communicate with other humans.

  11. The Metaverse is not safe. There was already a gang rape!

  12. Wait for the book. The real book. If you hold it in the left hand than ay ay ay ay. If the right hand, than im sure you never used meta blablabla in your life.

  13. That guy has no business trying to regulate this industry when hes so clearly a debby downer.

  14. The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”

  15. plz report on Shivamogga Karnataka india it’s not acceptable what happened their

  16. Users should be able to block someone and then the blocked can't see or contact the victim.

  17. Doesn't AL Jazeera care about there comment section? It's full of bots. Why don't delete the propaganda bots?

  18. Make servers only for 18 plus and the problem is solved

  19. Who would want to harass anyone when that cute girl you meet in metaverse can be some 300lb dude living in his mother's basement?

  20. is there a single community of people anywhere who dont harass to even a small extent? probably not

  21. There is a deeper agenda to this

  22. No. We'll just broaden the definition of harassment 🙂

  23. I think we do a disservice to the tech when we try to equate it with Zoom or Skype, etc. Imagine you are afraid of heights or water or animals, but want to experience those things, you can do that with comfort. You don't wanna do drugs but want to see what others see? You can do that too. Wish you could go inside the art and explore? You can do that. Explain a really complex topic with 3D examples? You can do that. Teach medical students about anatomy and operate on subject with using real body? You can do that. So many applications.

  24. Meta-verse – definition. A scam which will be used, manipulated and abused by greedy filthy rich people and institutions to con unsuspecting people from their money for profit. Will also be used to manipulate, brainwash and brain damage people.

  25. "A prison"; that's what it is. A meta-prison.

  26. In all nations🌏🌍 — including 🌎America — this
    change can bring fear!!.

    Fear that because of modernity we lose control over our economic choices,

    our politics,

    and most importantly our
    identities — those things we most cherish about

    our communities,

    our families,

    our traditions, and our faith.

    O United Nations | الأمـــــمُ المتّـحــــدَة

    But I also know that human progress cannot be denied.

    There need not be contradictions between development and tradition.

    Countries like
    🌏Japan | and 🌏South Korea | grew their economies enormously while maintaining distinct cultures.

    Thank you.
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  27. # Trade can bring new wealth and opportunities,
    but also huge disruptions
    and # change in communities.

    In all nations🌏🌍 — including 🌎America — this
    change can bring fear!!.

    Fear that because of modernity we lose control over our economic choices,

    our politics,

    and most importantly our
    identities — those things we most cherish about

    our communities,

    our families,

    our traditions, and our faith.

    O United Nations | الأمـــــمُ المتّـحــــدَة

    But I also know that human progress cannot be denied.

    There need not be contradictions between development and tradition.

    Countries like
    🌏Japan | and 🌏South Korea | grew their economies enormously while maintaining distinct cultures.

    Thank you.
    🌏
    ###

    .

  28. The Internet 🌍 and television can bring knowledge and information,

    but also offensive sexuality and mindless violence into the home.

    # Trade can bring new wealth and opportunities,
    but also huge disruptions
    and # change in communities.

    In all nations🌏🌍 — including 🌎America — this
    change can bring fear!!.

    Fear that because of modernity we lose control over our economic choices,

    our politics,

    and most importantly our
    identities — those things we most cherish about

    our communities,

    our families,

    our traditions, and our faith.

    O United Nations | الأمـــــمُ المتّـحــــدَة

    But I also know that human progress cannot be denied.

    There need not be contradictions between development and tradition.

    Countries like
    🌏Japan | and 🌏South Korea | grew their economies enormously while maintaining distinct cultures.

    Thank you.
    🌏
    ###

    .

  29. Yea it's utmost required. No bullying, no sexual obscenity,no harassment.

  30. One doesn’t experience self transcendence, the illusion of self only dissipates 🎈

  31. FYI the top comment on here is a crypto scammer!

  32. As salamu Alaikum brother and sister in Islam ☪️
    Salam from Albania 🇦🇱🇪🇺

  33. What kind of imbecile would.ever want to enter Mark Zuckerberg's fake world??

  34. يا اهل الخير يااهل التعاطف والتراحم ياعرب يامسلمين يا امه محمد ﻫﻞ ﻳﺮﺿﻴﻜﻢ ان نموت ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺠﻮﻉ او ننام في الشارع ﻭﺃﻧﺘﻢ ﻣﻮﺟﻮﺩﻭﻥ ﻳﻌﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻲ ﺍﻟﻌﻈﻴﻢ ﺃﻧﻨﺎ ﻻ ﻧﻤﻠﻚ ﺣﺘﻰ ﻗﻴﻤﺔ ﻛﻴﻠﻮ ﺩﻗﻴﻖ نحن اسره ايتام ليس ﻟﻨﺎ ﺃﺣﺪ ﺃﻗﺴﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻌﻈﻴﻢ اننا ننام ﺟﻮﻋﺎﻧﻴﻦ ﻭنحن نبكي ﻭﺍﻟﺪﻣﻮﻉ ﺟﻔﺖ ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺒﻜﺎﺀ ﻳﺎﺃﻫﻞ ﻳﺎﺃﻫﻞ ﺍﻟﺨﻴﺮ ﻫﻞ ﻳﺮﺿﻴﻜﻢ ﺃن نكون ﺑﺪﻭﻥ ﺃﻛﻞ ﻳﺎﺃﺧﻮﺓ ﺍﻹﺳﻼﻡ ﻧﺤﻦ ﺃﺳﺮﻩ ﺃﻳﺘﺎﻡ ﻭﻧﺎﺯﺣﻴﻦ ﻭﻣﺸﺮﺩﻳﻦ مستاجرين بيت واليوم صارت علينا متاخرات حق الاجار وما استطعنا ندفع وصاحب البيت يشتي يخرجنا اذا مادفعنا الاجار ﺃﺭﺟﻮﻭﻛﻢ ﺳﺎﻋﺪﻭﻧﺎ ﻭﻓﺮﺣﻮﻧﺎ ﺃﺭﺟﻮﻛﻢ ﺃﻭﻗﻔﻮﺍ ﻣﻌﻨﺎ ﻭﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﺍﻟﻌﻈﻴﻢ ﺃﻧﻨﺎ ﺑﺄﻣﺲ ﺍﻟﺤﺎﺟﻪ ﺃﺳﺄﻟﻜﻢ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ ﻳﺎﺃﻫﻞ ﺍﻟﺨﻴﺮ ﺍﻟﻲ ﻋﻨﺪﻩ ﺍﻟﻘﺪﺭﻩ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺴﺎﻋﺪﺗﻨﺎ لايتاخر علينا لحظه هاذا رقمي واتساب 00967715105636 الذي يقدر يساعدنا يراسلني على الواتساب نرسله الاسم الكامل يحولنا بقدر استطاعته الله يجزيكم كل خير.

  35. Investing in crypto now should be in every wise individuals list, in some months time you'll be ecstatic with the decision you made today

  36. That things like this happen in the metaverse, is because of Zucc's obvious naivity when it comes to studying the actual Metaverse. Facebook is sinking, and this entire idea is nothing but a copy-paste project to hype boomers.

  37. Whatever happened to good old Gary Cooper?

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