Sexual assault and harassment in virtual reality is real, and it needs to be taken seriously

As technology propels us even further into the stuff Black Mirror’s nightmares are made of, the issues we face in the offline world seem inevitably destined to be replicated in the new frontier. Jordan Belamire had an unwelcome taste of this recently when she was subjected to what she calls a “virtual reality groping”. The writer was being introduced to the VR game QuiVr by her brother-in-law when the incident occurred – and though it might initially be hard to wrap one’s head around the concept of how such an assault can occur in a virtual world, it isn’t that hard…
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