Bucerius#Lab Lecture: The Ethics of Virtual Reality

The year 2016 has provided a sort of breakthrough for Virtual Reality Technology (VR), which has become affordable for the mass market. With this development comes the expectation that VR can offer unprecedented possibilities for education, therapies and, of course, entertainment.

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Dr. Michael Madary is a research assistant and member of the working group for Theoretical Philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the EU project VERE, which examines the effects of robotics and virtual worlds on our society. On the basis of psychological behavior studies, Madary demonstrates the ethical challenges that society faces when VR becomes a mass medium—and how we can counter this.

Together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger, Madary published the first code of ethics for research and consumer use of VR (Feb. 2016).

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