Sónar+D

talk: social life vr styles, what to tell your children about the metaverse" by bug lab & v1 bau (lance powell)

The explosive growth of smart devices and the internet forever changed inter-generational understanding, dividing people into the camps of digital natives (those brought up before its widespread use) and digital immigrants (those that came after). As we see an increasing number of people inhabit the Metaverse via Virtual Reality, we will reach a tipping point in which a generation exists in that immersive digital space and there will, as a result, be a second generational divide. Therefore, those of us who have reached maturity and live as pioneers within the Metaverse need a framework for understanding this new state of being and describing it to our predecessors as they will eventually outnumber and even outlive us there.