Bullies could use VR to 'torture' their victims: Experts warn the technology may lead to psychological abuse



From training medics in surgery to designing transport systems, the potential uses for virtual reality technology are vast.
But experts are warning that the technology could lead to psychological manipulation, including 'virtual torture.'
They are now calling for a code of conduct to be put in place to restrict the way avatars are used.
'HIKIKOMORI' PEOPLE  The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare defines hikikomori as people who refuse to leave their house and isolate themselves from society in their homes for a period exceeding six months.
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12 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 30
Source: Daily Mail
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