“The Metaverse” Needs Ethics

Towards Ensuring Ethical Outcomes in a Decentralized World

Photo by Michael & Diane Weidner on Unsplash

What’s Been Done

What Else Can We do?

What the XR Guild will do:

  • Support professionals and a set of ethical principles for XR
  • Publish papers and make videos about best and worst practices in XR
  • Network among peers, share jobs leads, and mentor each other

What it won’t do:

  • Union-like activities, including collective bargaining, strikes, etc…
  • Broker, establish or license technical standards
  • Lobby for/against specific political regulations or candidates

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Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Pioneer (30+ years), started/helped projects at Microsoft (HoloLens), Apple, Amazon, Keyhole (Google Earth), Linden Lab (Second Life), Disney (VR), XR Guild