Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 23, 2016

The Dark Side of VR

Remember those pods in the first Matrix movie? Well, that's where VR is taking us. Want to know how? Strap on your tinfoil covered headsets and click the link (red pill) and see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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But as the tech industry continues to build VR’s social future, the very systems that enable immersive experiences are already establishing new forms of shockingly intimate surveillance. Once they are in place, researchers warn, the psychological aspects of digital embodiment آ— combined with the troves of data that consumer VR products can freely mine from our bodies, like head movements and facial expressions آ— will give corporations and governments unprecedented insight and power over our emotions and physical behavior.