Is the metaverse a substitute for physical travel?

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#1  Edited By eric2837

Is the metaverse a substitute for physical travel(leisure non-essential travel) once it goes mainstream? I am talking about the metaverse as a whole, not just a metaverse developed by a particular organisation/company.

A am also referring to the metaverse which you can access with AR Glasses, VR Headsets, and possibly VR contact Lenses. Not talking about implants, BCIs etc

Or is the metaverse something that is overhyped and won't replace travel for a long time?

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No.

I think the Met averse travel will fill exactly the need that was once filled d by Life magazine, National Geographic, or early TV - it will be for people who would never have traveled before anyway. Its access for those that lacked the time, money, and wherewith all to travel.

Medial science has in rises and plateaus. There are times where huge discoveries render past ailments treatable. It was ONLY in the last century 1901 to 2000 that we developed multiple vaccines, antibiotics, understanding of our immune system, chemistry lead drug creation, and then all the devices that help keep us alive and allow doctors to see and test for more. In another few years that way we make vaccines and the speed at which we can identify, study, conceived of and test new vaccines will be accelerated. Travel in the next ten years will be slowed minutely by infection diseases, but our infrastructure will to test will be bigger too. It will become common for travelers to grab an antigen test panel for that year’s ten infectious diseases. That test will be a normal task that most people do a day before travel. It will be normal that people are pulled aside if they light up a scanner that tests what you exhale, the pheromones you are giving off, they smells you sedations glands are secreting off at the airport. The flow of travel will rise again, but testing and sometimes quarantine will be part of it.

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No, but it's a great substitute for furry conventions. So that's nice for everyone.

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#4  Edited By alianger

How could it be unless you're physically traveling? Can't really fool the body that you're being active and stay in shape, nor sense the mv world to the same extent.

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#5  Edited By chaser324  Moderator  Online

There's a 99% chance this is a spammer that's about to drop links to a metaverse casino.

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NO

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#7  Edited By bigsocrates

@chaser324: Spoiler warning, please!

As for the question at hand...

Obviously not for just so many reasons. VR may replace nature or travel documentaries (or at least be the format they occur in) but it's nothing like travel and the rest of the "metaverse" is just a buzzword.

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Um, no. Not in the slightest. Travel isn't just about "here's the Eiffel Tower, now go home." Not to sound cliche but it's not only about experiencing new cultures, people, food, etc. It's also about experiencing all of the unique and spontaneous moments along the way.