Metaverse as Tech for Good: Current Progress and Emerging Opportunities

Muhammad Zahid Iqbal, Abraham G. Campbell

Research output: Working paperPreprint


The recent surge in the adoption of new technologies and innovations in connectivity, interaction technology, and artificial realities can fundamentally change the digital world.  The Metaverse concept is the most recent trend to encapsulate and define the potential new digital landscape.  However, with the introduction of 5G with high speed and low latency advancements in the hardware & software with the graphics power to display millions of polygons in 3D and blockchain technology, this concept is no longer fiction.   This transition of today's Internet to a spatially embodied Internet is at its core a transition from 2D interactions to 3D interactions, taking place in multiple virtual universes.  In recent years, augmented virtual reality has created possibilities in the private and professional spheres.  The new Virtual Reality(VR) headsets and Augmented Reality(AR) glasses can provide immersion in the physical sense.  To turn this concept into reality, technology must offer a realistic experience for users.  This paper focuses on the potential use cases and possible benefits of the Metaverse as a tech for good.  The paper outlines the potential areas where a positive impact could occur, highlights recent progress, and discusses the issues around trust, ethics, and cognitive load.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 30 Sept 2022

Publication series

NameSSRN Electronic Journal
ISSN (Print)1556-5068

Bibliographical note

This is a preprint article, it offers immediate access but has not been peer reviewed


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