Is the metaverse doomed?

Wednesday 25th Jan 2023, 12.30pm

Ask an internet aficionado what the ‘next big thing’ is, and they might respond with ‘the metaverse’. This is the idea that we could soon be wandering in a virtual world – a kind of global, immersive video game. But are we really just one VR headset away from paradise? Or is the metaverse doomed before it’s even really got off the ground? We chat to Dr Bernie Hogan from the Oxford Internet Institute to find out if Big Tech’s confidence in the metaverse might be misplaced.

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