The metaverse is a door to an infinite number of wonders but it can also be dangerous. The metaverse will affect the vast quantities of this generation, from the world's most important problems, discussed with the world's brightest minds from across the world, all in one room with virtual reality, to scientific tests done in hyper realistic environments with infallibly coded physics. We are living in the generation that will bear the brunt of this and so we need to discuss the dangers and the wonders, the corruption and the improvements and the hazards and changes the metaverse offers us.
The metaverse will affect everyone, positively or negatively the world will feel its roots dig into the soil of modern society. As the population moves into the metaverse and hosts more of its most important events online, people who don’t have access to the internet will be unable, or even forbidden, to attend these events. This could lead to prejudice and discrimination for those less fortunate than us. On the other hand those of us who do not participate in important events online, but just wish to experience something other than the stagnant normality of the ordinary life with virtual reality games may experience toxicity or cyberbullying by people who feel that they can do what they want behind their virtual reality headset. Also there is the issue of cult. Communists or cults can gather in these servers, influencing others to join their cause regardless of how it may impact their lives and scheme on how to next spin their web into the wider world.
I think that if we are to embrace a world where we can experience a virtual reality that is on par with that of real life then we will need structure. A suggestion of mine would be having multiple servers that are all run by different teams. These servers can be manually edited, shut down or brung back up by the teams. This would stop cults from forming in the metaverse as one of the teams would quickly notice their wrong doings and bring the server down. This equally can work with viruses as when a server is starting to malfunction, it can be brought down, manually restored to its original state and rebooted. This could create a safe space for young users of the metaverse and perhaps offer options to rent a private server.