Activision’s big titles have led the way in getting us used to virtual worlds. Making them VR will be a gamechanger.
Many people are talking about this coming virtual world, but many others would rather stay where they are.
For the metaverse to work, people need to own their virtual bodies and possessions and be able to spend money. The same cryptographic technology behind bitcoin will make that possible.
People may think of the metaverse as virtual, but the harm terrorists and extremists could do is very real.
2021 was another unpredictable year and there’s no sign of life returning to normal just yet – but here are the digital trends you can expect in 2022.
Today’s social media is plagued by racism and sexism. Without intentionally building the metaverse to be inclusive, it will be, too.
The social media giant’s co-founder has been distinguishing himself from people like Mark Zuckerberg who seem set to stay in traditional companies.
To be meta about Meta would involve reflecting upon the fact that Facebook is a company that designs technology around people.
‘Nottopia’ began as a fantastical virtual island, and has since become a floating castle in the sky.
Facebook’s rebranding as Meta is an attempt to reposition the company as poised to move into virtual reality networks.
Big tech is increasingly capitalising on opportunities to consolidate their power, raising constitutional questions about legitimacy, rights and democracy in the digital age.
The commitment applies to the social network, but not necessarily to the metaverse.
The metaverse may change how profit is made in higher education.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
This (virtual) reality is still probably many years away.
Facebook’s parent company is now called Meta, as part if its move to embrace the metaverse - the blurring of the online and real worlds via virtual and augmented reality technologies.
The metaverse is science fiction, but a lot of people in Silicon Valley are working to make this interconnected virtual reality a, well, reality.
Is a ‘metaverse’ blending real and virtual worlds the future of the internet?
The term metaverse was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science-fiction novel Snow Crash.