Experts Set to Meet with Fed Government About Need for Ethics, VR Research
“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,” said Todd Richmond, who heads up the University of Southern California’s Mixed Reality Lab. “I say, ‘No.’ The development community needs to accept some responsibility and be part of the conversation.”
Richmond said that history is full of technology that was left to the consumer to sort through and figure out and that often that’s fine.
“WE DO NEED TO BE DOING STUDIES ON THE IMPACT OF VR AND AR.”
“Any technology goes through this period of it being the wild, wild west and then it settles down,” he said. “If it’s technology that’s not critical for a human’s well-being you can leave it to the market to figure it out.”