The metaverse

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Frazzled Englishwoman, goblin mode, butter boards, cabbage circles – can you spot the odd one out? | Arwa Mahdawi
As a miserable year limps towards its end, let’s talk about the silly trends that have cut through the gloom. Sorry if you came here for geopolitics, writes Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

13, Dec, 2022 @12:58 PM

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‘The metaverse will be our slow death!’ Is Facebook losing its $100bn gamble on virtual reality?
The company now known as Meta has spent staggering amounts on creating an immersive successor to the traditional 2D internet. But what has it got to show for it, apart from 11,000 job losses?

Steve Rose

07, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on big tech: pop! goes the bubble | Editorial
Editorial: The behemoths of Silicon Valley face some serious shrinkage and a reckoning with the societies they work in

Editorial

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse is a joke not shared equally with investors | Nils Pratley
Meta’s share price is down 73% in 2022 but Facebook investors can’t force the boss to change course

Nils Pratley

02, Nov, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Meta shares dip is proof metaverse plan never really had legs
Virtual reality gamble is not paying off as Mark Zuckerberg appears to be going out on a limb with avatars

Alex Hern UK technology editor

27, Oct, 2022 @5:56 PM

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Turkey: new ‘disinformation’ law could jail journalists for three years
Press freedom organisations warn bill will ‘subdue public debate’ in run-up to next year’s general elections

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul

13, Oct, 2022 @9:34 PM

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Could a digital twin of Tuvalu preserve the island nation before it’s lost to the collapsing climate?
With rising seas expected to submerge the nation by 2100, official says ‘we should always be able to remember Tuvalu as it is, before it disappears’

Tory Shepherd

29, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Exit the internet, enter the metaverse – your online future is in 3D
Venture capitalist Matthew Ball’s new book explores the three-dimensional virtual world that is set to supersede the net. What might this alternative digital reality have in store for users?

Alex Hern

10, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Portals will be as important as the car’: the architects exploring gateways to new dimensions
From Platform 9¾ in Harry Potter to Bill and Ted’s phone booth, a new exhibition about portals explores the ways we’ll soon be moving around the metaverse

Oliver Wainwright

08, Jul, 2022 @10:16 AM

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‘Frankly it blew my mind’: how Tron changed cinema – and predicted the future of tech
From cyberspace to AI, Steven Lisberger’s 1982 sci-fi classic was way ahead of its time. The team behind it explain how they made a game-changer

Steve Rose

05, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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TechScape: why you shouldn’t worry about sentient AI … yet
A researcher says Google has created an AI being with smarts and soul, but my own attempt reveals the truth behind those claims. Plus, the latest crypto crash

Alex Hern

15, Jun, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Labelling Google’s LaMDA chatbot as sentient is fanciful. But it’s very human to be taken in by machines | Toby Walsh
We need more safeguards in place to prevent us from mistaking machines for humans

Toby Walsh

14, Jun, 2022 @6:57 AM

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