Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article is a bit disjointed as it struggles to pull together the strands of virtual reality, blockchain and artificial intelligence that combine to form the metaverse. But it does make the important point that the metaverse will require interconnectivity between systems, something that doesn't exist at the moment, and would require corporations to take very different stance on cooperation and competition than they do today. It concludes with four scenarios, including the greater possibility for fully immersive learning, increasing gamification of learning, and the struggles teachers and parents will face to make sense of this new world.

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