Virtual reality

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A whole new world: Disney is latest firm to announce metaverse plans
Entertainment company plans to ‘connect the physical and digital worlds … allowing for storytelling without boundaries’

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

11, Nov, 2021 @3:56 PM

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Facebook has ruined our reality, now it’s coming for the metaverse too | Imogen West-Knights
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest Meta morphosis fills me with a deep sense of dread. And some companies are too toxic to rebrand

Imogen West-Knights

29, Oct, 2021 @1:58 PM

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Enter the metaverse: the digital future Mark Zuckerberg is steering us toward
The company, now rebranded Meta, already has a foothold in the digital world. How far will it go to see it succeed?

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

28, Oct, 2021 @7:14 PM

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Is there room in the metaverse for indie fashion labels? Australian designers hope so
As high-end fashion conglomerates rush to invest in virtual reality fashion, small players are making moves too

Lucianne Tonti

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

Miranda Bryant

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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PC, internet, smartphone: what’s the next big technological epoch? | John Naughton
The long view suggests we’re due a new era, whether it is that of metaverses, blockchain or quantum computing

John Naughton

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Demonic review – Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi horror is pure pulp
The director’s third film – in which a daughter enters the virtual mind of her serial killer mother – is so-so compared to his earlier efforts

Mike McCahill

26, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Free Guy review – Ryan Reynolds bounces through fun videogame existential crisis
A non-player character evolves into a sentient AI in a cheerfully silly riff on The Truman Show, with Taika Waititi and Jodie Comer

Peter Bradshaw

05, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Move over, space. Tech billionaires have a new utopian boondoggle: the ‘metaverse’ | Jessa Crispin
Imagine a massive, invisible world that surrounds you but which you cannot see or engage unless you own the correct – expensive – technology

Jessa Crispin

05, Aug, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Daniel M Davis: ‘Unbelievable things will come from biological advances’

The immunology professor on the personal data which will shape our future and how the pandemic has fired everyone’s interest in the immune system

Ian Tucker

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The week in classical: La clemenza di Tito; Current, Rising review – back to reality
Ancient Rome crackles with emotion and nylon in Richard Jones’s rigorous new Mozart staging

Fiona Maddocks

22, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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