What is the metaverse? With David J. Chalmers

In the coming decades, the technology that enables virtual and augmented reality will improve beyond recognition. Within a century, world-renowned philosopher David J. Chalmers predicts, we will have virtual worlds that are impossible to distinguish from non-virtual worlds. But is virtual reality just escapism to a second class existence? How does the nascent metaverse force us to question the relationship with our current reality – and what is reality anyway?

The headsets and the spectacular VR environments might feel like where the action is, but are they just a distraction from the bigger questions about our physical and virtual existence, and the mind-bending links between the two? Join us for a ThinkIn David J. Chalmers, author of Reality+, as we get metaphysical about the metaverse.

Luke Gbedemah

Invited guest:
David Chalmers
Author of ‘Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy’

Thursday 10 March

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