The metaverse & the nature of reality


Watch: Ruth Kelly Waskett's talk at Designing the Future

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As the world embraces the metaverse, and the virtual not only meets but merges with the physical and the philosophical, what does this mean for the nature of reality and what we know to be real and true? Such tech throws up many questions – and opportunities. Helping us experience the built environment in a very different way, before a build is even finished, it can enable better decision making and hugely improve the human experience. In the digital realm we can construct whatever we want – and create a model for human societies in the physical world.

Recorded at our 2022 national Designing the Future event at the Royal Institution, London.