Researchers in AR and VR to Meet with Regulatory Agency

Published by , March 27, 2017 11:01 am

(Polygon)  Three top researchers in virtual reality, augmented reality and body computing will soon be an informal meeting with members of a government regulatory agency to kick off what they hope will be a conversation about the potential dangers of immersive technology and the need for more studies into the impact they might have on people. Todd Richmond, who heads up the University of Southern California’s Mixed Reality Lab said that both virtual and augmented reality have the potential to significantly impact humanity and so far, very little has been done in the form of longitudinal studies.
“I see a lot of people in tech saying that they’re not responsible for this technology; they’re just developing it. That it’s up to society to figure out what’s safe, ethical and moral. I say, ‘No.’ The development community needs to accept some responsibility and be part of the conversation.”

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