Virtual Reality affects how we see ourselves and others. What if you had a tail? What if you were homeless? Researchers have something to say about it.
Mark, thanks for sharing that study on VR and homelessness and for linking to my piece from the other week as well. It's interesting to think of how these types of immersive experiences might be used to help us get more in touch with what it means to be more deeply human. For as many instances as there are for this type of technology to go wrong, there are also potential upsides.
Your newsletter also reminded me of this podcast conversation between Zuck and Lex Fridman that Lex released earlier this week. They did the whole interview in "the metaverse" using avatars. Got lots of thoughts but not sure they're cohesive yet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVYrJJNdrEg