The Metaverse is a virtual, interconnected universe made up of multiple 3D spaces and environments where people can interact with each other and digital objects in real-time.
It’s often seen as the next evolution of the internet, offering a more immersive experience that goes beyond the flat, two-dimensional web pages we’re used to. In the Metaverse, you can attend virtual meetings, socialise, play games, and even conduct business transactions, all through avatars that represent you.
You can even go on holiday with the kids.
However, it’s all a digital perversion of reality.
One major concern is increased surveillance and data collection. There’s also the risk of further deepening social chaos including the destruction of, not only communities, but families too.
Who gets to make the rules in the Metaverse, and how are they enforced? Who guards the guardian?
The centralisation of power in the hands of a few tech companies is a bad idea.