If the VR industry is to experience the kind of growth that will make it worthy of the billions of dollars that have been invested in it, we need to view the metaverse as public infrastructure.
Here are the trends on the cusp of transforming the online world.
The huge gathering of policymakers focused on culture’s crucial role in sustainable development.
From augmented reality to hitting an escape room, here’s how to keep yourself – and your senses – occupied this summer.
The metaverse offers novel opportunities for retailers and their customers, but retailers need to be adequately prepared to overcome the challenges of new technology.
Rising sea levels due to climate change are already having severe impacts on the nation of Tuvalu. It proposes to build a digital replica of itself in the metaverse. Could it be done?
Meta’s focus on virtual reality might free up space for smaller social media players to compete.
The virtual office promised by the metaverse could bring enhanced surveillance and the drawbacks of online culture to the workplace.
While people have wondered about déjà vu for a long time, only recently have scientists started experimentally investigating what might trigger it.
There are benefits to taking college classes in the metaverse, but there are also potential problems.
The metaverse could open up more access to travel, entertainment and work for all.
Sitting in the front row of a lecture hall could become obsolete as more colleges and universities enter the metaverse.
Anduril says it is “transforming US & allied military capabilities with advanced technology” – and it’s setting up shop in Australia.
The development of an immersive mobile phone application for university anatomy students offers insights into the future of online learning.
The metaverse is still unfolding, but it has been developing for more than a century. Rudimentary virtual worlds have existed – in imagination and reality – since the days of the telegraph.
The use of virtual reality and augmented reality in environmental education is controversial, but there are clear benefits.
Who makes money from the metaverse, and how, comes down to what it becomes. And shaping the metaverse is, to a large degree, a matter of definitions.
The metaverse is being hyped as a game-changing virtual platform that will transform our digital lives. But it has some inherent challenges to overcome in order to achieve mass adoption.
New virtual realities are changing the way we interact with our urban spaces. How will the metaverse make some urban amenities redundant and others indispensable?
Young people have lost out from recent developments in the labour market. Could the shift to working in virtual reality be about to turn the tables?