The metaverse has become a real technological breakthrough in recent times. The ability it has to solve problems easily and connect over one billion people around the world has made it to become what you may refer to as a technological prodigy. Everyone adores the idea of the metaverse.....but is it as amazing and perfect as people think?
The metaverse in simple words is an immersive 3D virtual space which enables humans to do what would normally be impossible in the real world. The metaverse has made life easier through the introduction of amazing tools. But even though the Metaverse seems like the perfect evolution, like every other thing on earth, it has its darkside.
Technology in general has the ability to create a sense of attachement and dependancy when it is overused. This can already be seen in the case of the Metaverse as some people cannot go a day without strapping on their virtual reality googles. This could cause people to lose their relationship with the real world.
Machines make work easier, but that means they could also put people out of business. With machines around, people will not need human services as they could easily get what they want by pressing a button. Could the future of Metaverse involve the downfall of human workers?
The Metaverse could create an avenue for cyber bullying and assult. Being connected with different people is good, but not all people are good. Some teenagers get bullied and assulted online and sometimes this leads them to take drastic measures. People could pick up a lot of bad behaviours from the internet.
There is no doubt that when you are addicted to something, you would do anything to get it. Some people may be obsessed with a new season of a game and they may be so desprate that they might spend all their money without thinking about the repracautions. This type of relationship is severly unhealthy and it could lead a lot of people to bankruptcy.
The Metaverse could also be weaponised with the introduction of bombs, automatic snipers, war drones or maybe even robotic soldiers.
The Metaverse has brought a lot of good things but we must mot forget that everything has a disadvantage. We must all be careful how we handle our technology, because something that is intended for good could be tured into a dangerous wapeon.