Alan Sipress explains that there have been several incidents in virtual reality games, such as Second life, of crime. To be honest, I like to let out some aggression playing violent, “free play” video games. For example, The Sims, Grand Theft Auto, and even Harry Potter. Sometimes it is entertaining to watch what happens when you launch your car in the air and land on a house. However, there is a fine line between imagination/ expressing yourself and just plain sick. Yes, they are violent and crude, but people have gone as far as recreating rape. I believe that as far as forced sexual acts and child pornography should not be re-enacted, even if it is “fantasy”. There should be some restrictions on these virtual reality games. Even though there are no consequences when you play, someone may be lead to believe that they would be able to get away with things in real life.
Does Virtual Reality Really Need A Sheriff? January 27, 2010