Welcome to the Metaverse: The Profound Consequences of a Science-Fiction Vision
When Facebook changed its corporate name to "Meta" in November 2021, it planted a flag as a leader in a widespread movement to generate a new sense of human-computer interaction — a new sense of human consciousness, in fact. The promise of this radical, new vision that combines artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and cryptography is immense. So are its threats to human flourishing. This talk will walk through the major elements and controversies of the movement toward a “metaverse,” and will outline the potential benefits and costs of living with such technology.
Sponsored by Cadmore Media
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