Opinion: What Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Means to Our Humanity

Douglas Rushkoff

“But if you look hard enough, you’ll see it’s not a big picture at all. It’s a tiny network of virtual worlds, connected by a business plan that always leaves its users with less than they started with.”

In an op-ed for CNN, Douglas Rushkoff, a world-renowned futurist, and a Phil Lind Initiative speaker for our 2022 series on The Future of Media, criticizes Facebook’s recent announcement of the metaverse. Rushkoff describes going meta as Facebook’s “escape hatch” to deflect the problems the platform has caused in addition to raising concerns about the metaverse’s effects on humanity.

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