Today Chris introduces the “Metaverse”–what’s that? you may ask. According to Wikipedia it is: “…the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the Internet.” Or as Robin Phillips in a recent blog post at Salvo put it, “Imagine that the relationship between the real world and the internet becomes so porous that it is impossible to tell which is which.” Regardless of whether or not the masters of the universe in Silicon Valley can pull it off, the very idea that something that further blurs the distinction between Reality and virtual reality would be a good thing says a lot about the people who make the technology that we rely on everyday. It also says something about our society as well, and the philosophical undercurrents that are moving beneath it. As you can imagine the guys have a lot to say about it–and their big concern is idolatry.
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