This question was written to invite the participant to consider how we all might be shaping the future of VR right now.
Answers up to 3/15/2021
supportive, positive, generative
More mainstream, less toxic and easier to find like minded people with the same interests.
I hope that apps will have moderators around like in _________ to make it easy to report people who are inappropriate.
Basically like real life without the limitations of physical bodies. I want a real social community, friends and family to be able to have meaningful interactions without the limitations of geography, physical capabilities, physical stigmas, etc.
While the majority of kids I have come across were super nice and respectful, it would be better if they were segregated from the adults in social settings such as _________ and ___________ (exception of family members of course).
Having a gaming background almost entirely derived from _________ and related servers, I’d like to see the community in virtual reality mirror what I’ve seen there. Especially in horizon which is a sandbox builder similar to Minecraft in the sense of creative creations. What I’ve seen in ___________ servers are groups and communities forming hubs of creation, sharing talents and passion to create wonderful explorations. I can clearly see ________ on this path, and I think their moderation system is going to be key. Similarly in __________ servers, if you break the rules you could be temporarily or permanently banned. This encourages a friendly atmosphere and removes any toxicity that arises.
That being said, I’d love to see some ability to get an 18+ mode for just adults to hang out added in the future. To me this is most clearly needed with having interacted with 2 “screamer” kids recently. But the moral question we have to ask, is that if we separate this group in isolation, are we not just sporting this behavior? Where as when we were with the first screamer kid, one of our travel partners pointed out in a nice way to the kids that he was the max scream that we could handle (because the kids wanted to bring someone who screams just a little bit louder).
This need to socialize the youth is similar to what we see in animals, like cats, if not socialized at a young age they will use their claws unintentionally causing harm. But as young kittens they learn to control this behavior by interaction with their cohorts. But perhaps the opposite is true and seeing so much of this behavior might create the change needed—hard to say. But for me personally I’d like an option to lower volumes. :p
More welcoming to women, less crude/aggressive interactions
I definitely would like it to be accessible to as many people as possible. I think that would involve adjusting the cost of headsets and making streaming in 2D easier and more robust.
Research results on Survey. These answers are deidentified and only ones that seem to reflect relevance and additional perspectives are published. Answers with quotation marks around them are ones that have been verbally gathered while in VR.