What is the metaverse and why is Facebook so obsessed with it?

Janet Murray

Posted November 18, 2021

External Article: The Inquiry podcast

Janet Murray, a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, as well as director of the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center, appeared on The Inquiry podcast, a production of the BBC, on Sunday, November 18, 2021.

During the podcast, Murray explains what the Metaverse is and Facebook's interest in it.

An excerpt:

I think their main motivation here is that they are hoping that this is new territory and that they can colonize it so that every time anybody uses a virtual reality or an augmented reality application they will be providing data to Facebook or Meta, as it's now called...