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Metaverse Unleashing Our Environmental Superpowers

Greetings, fellow eco-warriors! I recently found myself listening to Gautam Shah’s captivating TED Talk that posed the question ‘Can the Metaverse Bring Us Closer to Wildlife?’ While initially associated with gaming and virtual social interactions, the metaverse is now being explored as a potential promise for deepening our relationship with the environment. By leveraging immersive technology and innovative ideas, the metaverse could offer unique opportunities in the much-in-need conservation of our planet. 

Education in the Metaverse

Acting as more than escapism, the metaverse is a treasure trove of environmental education disguised as virtual fun. Imagine attending a virtual classroom, where a wise old owl teaches you about the intricate balance of ecosystems. You collaborate with classmates from around the globe, sharing insights and ideas on conservation efforts. 

No more out of sight, out of mind. A key issue highlighted in global change is ignorance, ever heard of ignorance is bliss? Well with rising sea levels and global warming, ignorance will not be bliss. In the metaverse, you can teleport to natural landscapes, wander through mesmerising coral reefs and witness wildlife encounters. As extraordinary as this seems, it can also be used to showcase key environmental issues such as deforestation and oil spills in the oceans. If individuals are immersed in these damaging consequences, maybe they will feel more empathy to make a change. 

Enter the Digital Animal Kingdom

Now, let’s dive into Gautam Shah’s TED Talk, where he introduces the mind-boggling concept – digital identities for species. Drawing back to the key point of building empathy and its integrity to conservation, Shah explains how we need to somehow establish a relationship with animals in order to develop this empathy for them. Highlighting that the technology and data already exist, Shah draws up the point of creating digital identities for wildlife. For example, creating a digital identity for an orangutan in China so that a young boy in the UK can interact with it.  This way the young boy can recognise the unique identity of the species and its importance. 

Moving beyond the creation of digital identities, Shah emphasises the need for a space where this interaction can take place in an immersive and active way.  Henceforth the suggestion of the Metaverse. By serving as a platform for individuals to track these digital identities of wildlife, it can deepen an emotional bond towards them thus strengthening the potential of wildlife conservation. 

As we venture deeper into the metaverse, we discover a truth: we possess incredible environmental superpowers within this virtual realm. The metaverse can expand our horizons, sparking a newfound appreciation for the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. We become catalysts for change, carrying the lessons and inspirations from the metaverse into our everyday lives. 

Do you think the Metaverse can bring us closer to the environment?

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