Despite the fact that Zuckerberg’s ideal human avatars are “legless and floating,” experts suggest that such “visual drawbacks” won’t slow down the booming “cyber sex industry,” the U.S. Sun reported.
“In the metaverse it doesn’t matter what you look like and users even get to choose,” Daniel Golden, vice president of adult site DreamCam, told the Sun. “This could be great for people who feel insecure about how they look.”
“Getting it on in the metaverse will just become a personal preference for how people will like to get their freak on,” he continued.
Cam model Carly Evans agreed.
“Thanks to the fast-paced world of haptic devices and ‘real-feel’ sex toys, VR sex could one day be just as good [as real sex],” she told the Sun. “Just because it’s virtual, doesn’t mean it isn’t sex.”
All according to plan for cylons like Zuckerberg.
Ordinary human nature remains a persistent problem, however, as Jane Patel, a British metaverse researcher, discovered when she first logged into the Metaverse.
“Within 60 seconds of joining — I was verbally and sexually harassed — 3–4 male avatars, with male voices, essentially, but virtually gang raped my avatar and took photos,” Patel wrote on Medium.
Meta responded quickly with the announcement of virtual physical distancing restrictions that will certainly never be used to restrict users’ access to the fulfillment of their respective hearts’ desire.
Perhaps, unfortunately, the brave new “beyond” of free choice and personal preference will be as heavily regulated as the old world.