The Leader podcast: What even is the Metaverse...and is it healthy?

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The metaverse is being sold to us as the next big thing in social media, using high-definition 3D online avatars to communicate with each other online.

It’s boomed over the last year, with Big Tech wanting to draw consumers deeper into their worlds and Facebook rebranding as Meta.

But with increasing concerns about the impact of compulsive social media use on our mental health, what are the risks and possibilities of this new virtual dimension?

We speak to Phil Reed a psychology professor at Swansea University, who’s an expert on the effects of the internet on our brains.

Listen here, on your Spotify Daily Drive or wherever you stream your podcasts:

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