The idea of the Metaverse as the future of work has gained traction since Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook as Meta.
- 18 volunteers experimented by spending a week working in the metaverse, using virtual reality.
- Two dropped out in hours, while the rest reported feeling more anxious and frustrated by the end.
- The study lays groundwork for subsequent research into the potential of the metaverse for work.
The concept of the metaverse has been hailed by evangelists as the future of work, meetings and even the way that companies recruit workers.
Yet the results of a recent experiment suggest that could still be a long way from reality.
18 university staff logged into the metaverse for an entire working week. Two of them had to drop out due to nausea, while the rest reported feeling more frustrated, anxious and said their eyes hurt by the end, New Scientist reported.Continue reading… “18 people spent a week working in the metaverse. 2 dropped out and the rest felt frustrated and said their eyes hurt, study finds.”