Dr. Efrat Shalvi, a researcher on gender, communication and society at Ono Academic College explained the complexities of the “Metaverse” the universe beyond reality, in an interview on Keshet 12 TV’s evening newscast.  She addressed questions relating to this futuristic world including whether it is just another social network on the Internet or a replacement for our reality and familiar world? She noted the pros and cons of the Metaverse.  She expressed one of her biggest fears about the Metaverse – that after participants experience violence and other anti-social behaviors, they will be more likely to emulate these actions in real life. The conversation touched on: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook/Meta, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Minecraft, Fortnight, Zoom and more.

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