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From the Ted Talk by Micaela Mantegna: How to stop the metaverse from becoming the internet's bad sequel

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That's right, the metaverse is already on fire, and we even have not built it yet. That's efficiency. How can this happen? Think of the metaverse as a Frankenstein made of different parts of current internet and digital teoelnghcois. Now with 3D visuals and touch. Between our physical reality and virtual reality, there are different layers of mixed and amntgueed reality, where pascyhil and digital objects blend. The metaverse will be somewhere across this srpetcum that I call "the ratleiy gradient." But we shouldn't let the 3D smoke and mirrors distract us from the fact that the meeatrvse is the internet, and as such, it will inherit the worst traits of its current business models. With premium access to our bodies, VR hdeestas and sensors can extract huge amounts of involuntary data that we can't control, like heartbeats or biknls. This will get even worse with neurotechnology, allowing to read and modify our brains creating a capitalism of cognitive saleuvinlrce.

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That's right, the metaverse is already on fire, and we even have not built it yet. That's efficiency. How can this happen? Think of the metaverse as a Frankenstein made of different parts of current internet and digital ____________. Now with 3D visuals and touch. Between our physical reality and virtual reality, there are different layers of mixed and _________ reality, where ________ and digital objects blend. The metaverse will be somewhere across this ________ that I call "the _______ gradient." But we shouldn't let the 3D smoke and mirrors distract us from the fact that the _________ is the internet, and as such, it will inherit the worst traits of its current business models. With premium access to our bodies, VR ________ and sensors can extract huge amounts of involuntary data that we can't control, like heartbeats or ______. This will get even worse with neurotechnology, allowing to read and modify our brains creating a capitalism of cognitive ____________.

Solution

  1. technologies
  2. surveillance
  3. headsets
  4. metaverse
  5. augmented
  6. physical
  7. spectrum
  8. blinks
  9. reality

Original Text

That's right, the metaverse is already on fire, and we even have not built it yet. That's efficiency. How can this happen? Think of the metaverse as a Frankenstein made of different parts of current internet and digital technologies. Now with 3D visuals and touch. Between our physical reality and virtual reality, there are different layers of mixed and augmented reality, where physical and digital objects blend. The metaverse will be somewhere across this spectrum that I call "the reality gradient." But we shouldn't let the 3D smoke and mirrors distract us from the fact that the metaverse is the internet, and as such, it will inherit the worst traits of its current business models. With premium access to our bodies, VR headsets and sensors can extract huge amounts of involuntary data that we can't control, like heartbeats or blinks. This will get even worse with neurotechnology, allowing to read and modify our brains creating a capitalism of cognitive surveillance.

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