A whole new world

21 October 2022

A VR headset

For those of you who remember Lister’s antics in the Grant Naylor novel, Better Than Life, you’ll have one view of virtual reality, but the impending metaverse is one step beyond.

In her latest lecture, Professor Victoria Baines discusses the history of the metaverse, what it is now and what it might become. She explores the potential and hazards of immersive technology that allows people to enter different ‘worlds’ as different people. And as technology promises ever more immersive, embodied experiences involving 360 degree vision, touch, and even taste, she considers how this merging of cyber and physical might affect our lives…

Watch the lecture online