Virtual Morality - Who Killed Teddy Long?

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Virtual morality

In a searing satire of our culture’s obsession with drugs, sex and Instagram, you must solve the mystery of who killed Teddy Long, a Youtube star host of a high school house party. With a choice-driven story told from 1st person POV and no cut scenes, you will meet a snake-like start up guy, an anti-technology cult, your religious fanatic best friend, and more as you try to uncover who is behind the murder of your avatar.

A surprisingly large number of people still use Second Life, the virtual world that was once the most popular in the Metaverse. But it’s not the same place as it once was: It has devolved into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. But even so, people have a hard time leaving it behind. The virtual world may not be real, but it’s no less dangerous than the real one.

Whether rape is immoral in the actual world or not depends on a variety of factors, including its psychological impact and what it says about the attitudes and presumptions of those who commit it. VR might allow us to study these issues in a more ecologically valid way, but it could also undermine the reasons that might make such actions wrong. For example, if it turns out that virtual actions like pretending to rape lack the effects that make their actual world counterparts so troubling this might not stop some from agreeing to them; it might simply mean that they are making different moral choices.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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