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While VR is still used primarily as a gaming device, it has the potential to move beyond the industry and revolutionize the way people interact with one another in the metaverse. (Shutterstock)

Billions have been sunk into virtual reality. To make it worth it, the industry needs to grow beyond its walled gardens

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.
What’s the message between the lines of Tuvalu’s proposal to move to the metaverse? Scott Van Hoy/Unsplash

An entire Pacific country will upload itself to the metaverse. It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message

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?
A student wears virtual reality goggles and headphones as part of a digital learning experience. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

5 challenges of doing college in the metaverse

There are benefits to taking college classes in the metaverse, but there are also potential problems.
As far back as the late ‘80s people could venture into a virtual online world. Screenshot of Habitat from Lucasfilm Games

The metaverse isn’t here yet, but it already has a long history

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 metaverse might be a work in progress, but a key prototype – the virtual world – has been around for several decades. Screen capture from Second Life by Tom Boellstorff

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today’s words could shape tomorrow’s reality and who benefits from it

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.

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