Virtual worlds provide a wonderful opportunity to have fun and live your fantasies. Unfortunately, there are some people that use bad language, nudity and prey on people, particularly children. As an example, look at these two tiny hamster avatars. There they stand nude and wearing dirty bedroom slippers. Not only that, but they are really scary kitty and bunny slippers.
OK, that is better.
Seriously though, there really are predators in virtual reality, just as there are predators in real life. One main difference is that they are real people in real life, with real punishment, whereas, in virtual reality, people are anonymous. They usually do not use their own name and their avatar looks nothing like them, so, they are free to do what they like with little consequence.
I believe this has a great effect on relationships in VR. It is not easy to have good, long lasting friendships in RL or VR. In real life, you can watch a person’s facial expressions, body language and listen to the tone of their voice. In VR, all you can go by is the look of their avatar and what they say in text. This can make it rather difficult to give any credibility to the avatar, or the person behind it. Predators have taught people to be wary.
So what can you do? Obviously, you must give credibility to your avatar. How in the world do we do that? If it is easier to deal with people in RL because they see your real body and your real face, then maybe people in VR would warm up to you better if your avatar looked just like you, just like the picture in your profile. All you need to do is have your face sculpted and applied to your avatar. Shape the avatar body to yours, get some hair and skin that closely resembles you and there you are. You are you!
“No matter where you go, there you are”
Isn’t that the truth? So, you do not think you want your 35 year old face on your avatar. But, you were a real knockout when you were 21. You are you at 35 and you were you at 21. So get your 21 year old face sculpted. It is still you and you are still being honest.
Credits: I would like to thank Yole Charisma and Pamela Charisma for wearing their Tiny avatars for the pictures. I had a terrible time getting them to pose nude. I hope this does not make me a predator. LOLOL
If you want more information about having your face sculpted, please email me.