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The Problem with Mark Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse'

A few weeks ago, the billionaire founder of Facebook announced the company’s new venture, “Meta.” The idea is to create a world of simulations in which people can, broadly, live their lives. Zuckerberg imagines that, using VR technology, people would be able to “go to the office” or “visit family and friends” or do almost anything in simulated or half-simulated places. One glaring problem with the metaverse idea is that it encourages us, at least implicitly, to forget our bodies.

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