Is the metaverse really the future of work?
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Is the metaverse really the future of work?

According to Mark Zuckerberg, the 鈥渕etaverse鈥 鈥 which the Meta founder describes as 鈥渁n embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content 鈥 you are in it鈥 鈥 will radically change our lives. So far, Meta鈥檚 main metaverse product is a virtual reality playground called Horizon Worlds. When Zuckerberg announced his company鈥檚 metaverse push in October 2021, the prevailing sentiment was that it was something nobody had asked for, nor particularly wanted.

Sexual assault in the metaverse isn’t a glitch that can be fixed
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Sexual assault in the metaverse isn’t a glitch that can be fixed

A growing body of research has documented multiple challenges with commercial content moderation conducted by social media platforms today, from appalling working conditions for moderators who are overwhelmingly located in the Global South, to the issue of biased algorithms, and the lack of transparency and accountability in moderation decisions. Moderation is no doubt an incredibly difficult task.