This is a very bad idea:

A beta tester has claimed she was virtually “groped” in the metaverse VR platform Horizon Worlds from Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook.

Meta revealed the incident on Dec. 1, saying it occurred on Nov. 26. The woman had reported the assault on the Horizon Worlds beta testing Facebook group.

“Sexual harassment is no joke on the regular internet, but being in VR adds another layer that makes the event more intense,” she wrote, according to the Verge. “Not only was I groped last night, but there were other people there who supported this behavior, which made me feel isolated in the Plaza,” the virtual environment’s central gathering space.

Source: Woman claims she was virtually ‘groped’ in Meta VR Metaverse

At the end of the day, VR worlds are just another social media platform of user generated content and interaction. Just as social media has degenerated into ugly situations, so too will VR. That’s the nature of user generated content. There is not yet any solution on the horizon – content moderation has been a mess so far.

By EdwardM

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