1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I was reading an article about how the virtual affair carries the same amount of feelings and impact on society as the real affairs.

    Even when the article is very open to let the reader think, they show some examples like the Ashley Madison site and the similar version for VR called VR3000 (site is definitely NSFW).

    So PC Authority examines the ethics of virtual reality infidelity. With VR and AR designed to remove the user from the real world and heighten the reality of human fantasy, studies are showing that the effects of illicit sexual VR encounters can bleed over into real life much more forcefully than other existing forms of online sex play. With the addition of teledildonics, the potential for relationship dynamite is huge.

    I recommend to check it out, even the videos, was quite interesting, so what do you think about it?

    Here the link: Unfaithfully yours: what happens when virtual reality affairs get real? - PC & Tech Authority
    12-20-2016 12:27 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    12-20-2016 11:55 AM
  3. pjs37's Avatar
    Interesting; I can certainly see this becoming an issue when VR is more socially connected. It already happens in games like WoW.
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    12-20-2016 12:50 PM
  4. Firegold21's Avatar
    Virtual affairs are real. As I mentioned in another post, it's fairly well known that things that happen in Second Life tend to spill over to reality. I've seen SL relationships affect real life ones. No big surprise that it would happen in VR also; is even more immersive and self identity matching (for lack of a better phrase) than SL.

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    12-20-2016 03:38 PM
  5. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Hmm...would my SO be mad if I had a fling with a virtual person? What if it was definitely an AI typing sweet nothings back at me? I'll have to ask...
    12-20-2016 09:50 PM
  6. pjs37's Avatar
    Hmm...would my SO be mad if I had a fling with a virtual person? What if it was definitely an AI typing sweet nothings back at me? I'll have to ask...
    I think that poses an interesting question about more...adult oriented entertainment involving AI/Interactive videos etc. How far is too far.
    12-21-2016 10:48 AM
  7. the_moesiah's Avatar
    I think that poses an interesting question about more...adult oriented entertainment involving AI/Interactive videos etc. How far is too far.
    I think that would really depend on how your partner feels about it.
    12-22-2016 12:29 PM
  8. pjs37's Avatar
    I think that would really depend on how your partner feels about it.
    Definitely.
    12-23-2016 07:07 AM
  9. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I was thinking about how this will change a lot of things from our societies, some decades ago homosexuality was totally banned in most of the countries, then it wasn't (I don't actually now what actually triggered the change), I think sexuality in general was also kind of taboo but with the incursion of Internet it's more open now, which is a problem and bless, now children knows more of pornography than the adults, so it's not only a problem of VR affecting adults with real relationships but also how VR will be a part of the next generation.

    I want to say that this is a situation we need to deal with instead of simply ban it.
    12-23-2016 02:42 PM
  10. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    I was thinking about how this will change a lot of things from our societies, some decades ago homosexuality was totally banned in most of the countries, then it wasn't (I don't actually now what actually triggered the change), I think sexuality in general was also kind of taboo but with the incursion of Internet it's more open now, which is a problem and bless, now children knows more of pornography than the adults, so it's not only a problem of VR affecting adults with real relationships but also how VR will be a part of the next generation.

    I want to say that this is a situation we need to deal with instead of simply ban it.
    Banning something rarely fixes a problem -- just forces it underground. Education, education, education.
    12-30-2016 10:36 AM
  11. pjs37's Avatar
    Banning something rarely fixes a problem -- just forces it underground. Education, education, education.
    I had this exact discussion with a parent at work. I stated we hide so many things from kids that when they discover it they have no idea how to properly deal with it and thus they get into trouble. It is always better to teach them about it and get out in front of it.
    12-30-2016 12:06 PM
  12. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Banning something rarely fixes a problem -- just forces it underground. Education, education, education.
    I had this exact discussion with a parent at work. I stated we hide so many things from kids that when they discover it they have no idea how to properly deal with it and thus they get into trouble. It is always better to teach them about it and get out in front of it.
    Sometimes I think it will be pretty nice to sit down with a lot of you people, very smart people here, as you said Cale, education and information is way better than banning.

    And as you said PJS, I have no kids, but I worked with kids years ago (like a decade actually) and we tried very hard to explain everything they asked but in a way they understand, a lot of them really appreciated that, I have been in touch with a lot and they really remember that stage of their lives as something good. So it's not only about avoiding to hide things because it's hard or it's taboo, it's also to give them a way to solve problems and making them feel good because they are smart.
    12-30-2016 03:35 PM
  13. Talkivr's Avatar
    My uncle is a teacher and they are always looking for fun and creative ways to inform children without oppressing the situation of serious talks. Stuff happens and you need to be educated on it or you might not know how to deal with it or the consequences. As for the affair stuff it happens i've seen it before but not in vr yet.
    12-30-2016 05:57 PM
  14. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    Maybe because VR is so new it can be very interesting for children even if it's about some academic topics, so at first could be easy.
    12-30-2016 08:54 PM
  15. pjs37's Avatar
    Yeah kind of like a Bridge to Tarabithia on steroids I would imagine.
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    12-30-2016 10:02 PM
  16. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    That's actually a pretty good reference.
    01-03-2017 06:58 PM

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