The metaverse, dream or nightmare?


Institutional Communication Service

25 March 2022

"Metaverse" is a word that has now become part of our universe. It originated in a science fiction novel and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg brought it to the world's attention by renaming his company "Meta". But what exactly does this term stand for? What opportunities does it evoke and what risks does it conceal?  

In the column dedicated to technology in collaboration with La Regione, this month we welcomed Eleonora Benecchi, lecturer and researcher at USI Faculty of Communication, Culture and Society who offered us a critical look at the future predicted by Mark and friends.    

Read the feature (in Italian)


The column

Nowadays technology and informatics play a fundamental role in our lives. This continued presence offers opportunities and challenges that are not always easy. To help us better understand these often complex issues, the daily newspaper La Regione proposes a monthly feature in which, throughout 2022, USI professors and researchers will provide insights into the multifaceted dimensions that shape the digital age.


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