- The head of the NCA said rapes and murders committed in virtual reality could have real-life consequences for victims.
- Mr Biggar told Britain's Evening Standard that his agency was already considering ways to police the Metaverse.
- According to Biggar, a Metaverse user wearing a haptic suit will be able to feel the physical impact of rape or murder.
The UK's National Crime Agency has urged law enforcement to prepare for metaverse-based crimes that can physically impact real-world victims. NCA Director General Graham Biggar said: evening standard In an interview, he said that rape and murder committed within the virtual reality of the Metaverse may need to be treated as criminal offenses.
According to Biggar, a Metaverse user wearing a haptic suit will be able to feel the physical impact of rape or murder. Haptic suits allow the wearer to feel the actions performed in virtual reality.
While the NCA is busy responding to real-world crimes, the agency is already considering ways to police the metaverse. “We're starting to think about what crime is in the metaverse and how to police it,” Biggar said.
“It's not that it dominates our thinking because in the real world there's a lot of crime that we have to deal with, but if you're in the metaverse wearing a tactile suit that can sense what's going on, , if I am subsequently sexually assaulted, raped, or even murdered, will it be okay to not wear the haptic suit?”
According to the head of the NCA, if a metaverse abuse victim wears a haptic suit, the victim will feel physical signs of rape or murder.
“These are all things that are a start now, but they are possible in the future, and we need to prepare to ensure that people can benefit from exciting technological developments while staying safe.” It’s part of the thing.”
The statement came as part of a broader interview about the potential benefits and risks of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, which has given rise to popular applications such as ChatGPT and Google Bard.
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