Expert consensus on the metaverse in medicine

Story by Maria Bajwa / December 6, 2022

1. Introduction

Since 2021, the concept of the metaverse has been widely discussed. It refers to the internet accessed via virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) glasses, and is considered to be the next-generation mobile computing platform that will be widely used in the future.1 Others believe that the metaverse is a ternary digital world established on the basis of digital technology integrating the virtual and the real worlds, which people enter with digital identities. The idea originated from the novel True Names by Professor Vernor Vinge, an American mathematician. In this story, published in 1981, the author creatively conceived a virtual world that enters and obtains sensory experience through a brain-computer interface […]

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