QUICK EXPLAIN OF THE METAVERSE FOR DUMMIES
According to Investopedia.com, the metaverse is a digital reality that combines aspects of social media, online gaming, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and cryptocurrency to allow users to users interact virtually.
100 DAYS IN THE METAVERSE – REALLY?
Ryan Trahan, a famous YouTuber with 6.46 million subscribers, got 13 million views on his I Spent 100 Days in the Metaverse video uploaded just 11 days ago. With 520,000 likes and over 72,000 comments, the video went viral with comments praising the YouTuber for his storytelling skills and the concept of the video.
Without spoiling it, watch the video below and see how Ryan spends his time in the metaverse, who he meets, and how he survives.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
Living in the metaverse can be exciting, as it allows for creativity, opens up new levels of opportunity for social media applications, and allows you to experience an alternate universe that you can immerse yourself in. However, some of the consequences include the brain being hardwired, which can lead to problems like stress and anxiety.
Mandeep Jassal, behavioral therapist at The Priory Wellbeing Center Dubai cites that “dopamine is released from the brain and works in spikes and trophs. When we achieve something in the metaverse, we feel motivated, motivated and excited, but that comes with trophies. During these lows, we feel exhausted and on edge. Being away from our natural senses is unbalanced for us and in order for us to function as human beings we need to be in touch with our senses to help build resilience in the face of stressful situations. Research has shown that there is a link between excessive use of social media and stress.”