By: Ian Simmons
“IF IT’S FOR HEALTH REASONS I WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT THOSE REASONS ARE.”
Rumors have surrounded the upcoming fourth version of Neura. When hints of additional biodata collection were released, some fans were left concerned.
As the release date for the fourth iteration of the Neura operating system approaches, excitement among loyal fans and prospective customers continues to grow. The past 12 months have marred the VR giant in controversy, from allegations of toxic workplaces to unpredictable online outbursts from Neura CCO Cal Jessup, and still the general consensus is the company and its services cannot be touched by its competitors.
Rumors have surrounded the development of the fourth Neura system since its announcement, and what has supposedly leaked from the company has not pleased many users. Among the most contentious of these rumored changes is the furthered integration of users’ biodata. Neura already collects basic health information for a multitude of reasons, and the possibility of expansion of that information sits unwell with a lot of fans.
“It’s something that makes me a little uncomfortable.” Says Kyrie Clemont, a long-time user of the Neura OS and regular resident of the Neurasphere, the online virtual reality space made available after the release of Neura version 2.0. “I worry about privacy and stuff. I go into the Sphere and I expect to be in control of how I present myself and express myself. If they’re collecting more data on what my body is doing, I don’t want that affecting how I look online. If it’s for health reasons I would want to know what those reasons are.”
The company has kept mum about these rumors, neither confirming nor denying any of the supposed leaks. During a recent interview on Bit Exchange, Cal Jessup brushed off concerns. “This is the way we’ve always done things. People are free to speculate all they want, but we’ll announce when it’s time. Everything we do, we do for the sake of betterment of our users. When Neurafour is released, I’m confident the choices we made in development will make sense.”