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Stephen Downes

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The concept of the metaverse, like pretty much everything else in the ed tech space, was been swamped by the all-consuming interest in generative AI. There was a short time Before, though, that Meta, Facebook's parent company, was prepared to invest heavily in the metaverse. This article makes two points: first, that Meta's Mark Zuckerberg asserts that Meta is still committed to this path, and second, that "VR is still fringe. It's not the way most people play games, and it definitely isn't how most people choose to spend their time." I think that there's more to the metaverse than just VR, that Meta is not wrong in sticking to its approach, and that it's not just Meta that's interested in the persistence of data across the real and virtual world.

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