The Metaverse Might Make Echo Chambers Worse and Further Divide the World

Social media has been a mixed bag with all things having been considered and taken into account. While it has definitely made it easier for people to start looking into maximizing the kind of connections that they can have with the people that they care about, another thing to keep in mind is that it has also resulted in the creation of echo chambers because people can block those that disagree with them. Also, they can surround themselves with other individuals who share their beliefs thereby insulating themselves within an ideological bubble that gives them validation that their beliefs are the only ones that matter at all times.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Meta’s creation of the Metaverse might just make this fractured reality even worse than it is right now because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up further allowing people to block out opinions that they might disagreed with. What’s more is that the metaverse might also enable individuals to see fully customized and personalized ads, and that would further separate them from the world around them.

Calling the Metaverse some kind of dystopian reality might just seem a bit strange, but there is a definite reason for people being as concerned as they are right now. More steps need to be taken before people can start to become reasonably confident about using it as a product, and when you take into account the fact that using the metaverse will label you according to your beliefs and preferences this might stop being the sort of thing that you are all that interested in. The Metaverse is a truly bold concept, but that does not necessarily mean that it is one that would do any kind of good in the world around us.

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