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Global Campus Weekly Blog Current Affairs

GC Blog #37: Current Affairs and the Metaverse

Alexander Denham
Alexander Denham (38 posts) Global Campus Lead/Primary Teacher View Profile

Whether you contributed last year or are visiting for the first time, the Current Affairs area on Global Campus is for students in Secondary School. From news dominating worldwide headlines to more local issues on the ground where you live, this is a student-led space to discuss the topics that matter to you. 

All areas of GC Senior are led by Student Community Managers, who come from Nord Anglia schools just like you. We're really looking forward to seeing how this community develops with your ideas at the forefront and hope you enjoy taking part. 

Every few weeks we'll be exploring current affairs topics dominating worldwide news headlines. If you'd like to make a suggestion for the next topic, pop it on the wall in the ‘Shape the Debate’ section.

The Metaverse: A new age in technology

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Imagine working, learning, and socializing at your office, school, etc. But you’re not actually there! Instead, you’re doing all this from the comfort of your home.

The metaverse is an immersive virtual reality platform that connects people to socialize, play and connect. It is an entirely fictional reality created for user interactions from a computer-generated environment.

While it sounds like something off a sci-fi book, the metaverse is very much real, or at least it will be. While there hasn’t been a complete layout of it, pieces of this virtual platform have been used for years now. Tech such as AI, VR, etc.  There have been other companies that invented primary versions of what we could imagine the metaverse to be like.

The recent developments in the metaverse by companies like Epic Games, Microsoft, and Facebook have boosted its never-before-seen popularity. 

At the end of last year, Facebook rebranded itself as Meta and Microsoft announced a virtual office where meetings would take place in a virtual office setting. Epic Games’ Fortnite took a step into metaverse events by hosting concerts where the audience as avatars could join. Similarly, luxury fashion brands are entering the scene by selling virtual clothing for peoples’ avatars.

What do you think about this latest trend in the tech world? And could it be for the better or worse?

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Join the conversation happening on Global Campus and you can also post your own discussion or start a new on the wall.

I hope you all enjoy discussing the Metaverse with Nord Anglia students from around the world.

See you next week for another GC Blog!

- Mr. Denham

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