We've Exhausted Nature. Now It's Time to Retreat Into the Metaverse

Facebook’s metaverse revolution is naturally arousing suspicions. But in an era in which outside spaces are on the decline, it’s a necessary revolution

Ofri Ilany
Ofri Ilany
Ofri Ilany
Ofri Ilany

The virtual-reality headset is in a box, and looks like a large white set of binoculars. I pick it up, place it over my eyes and instinctively attempt to remove the lens covers. And then I remember: I’m not wearing binoculars. Binoculars are supposed to show reality more vividly; this device is intended to do exactly the opposite.

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