What Happens When the Metaverse Is More Important Than Your Reality?

Published on
December 16th, 2021
Duration
43 minutes


What Happens When the Metaverse Is More Important Than Your Reality?

The Exponential Age ·
Featuring Rex Woodbury and Phillip Wang

Published on: December 16th, 2021 • Duration: 43 minutes

The distance between two places just got a lot shorter. Tech enthusiast and Principal at Index Ventures Rex Woodbury interviews CEO and founder of Gather Phillip Wang about his vision for human connectivity in the Metaverse. With its inception pre-COVID, Wang’s platform allows people from all over the world to meet in a virtual reality through self-created avatars in order to work, collaborate, learn, and build. In attempt to bolster collective good, the platform is carrying out the vision of the Metaverse, a concept that would enable digital realities to achieve prominence in people's daily lives. The pair talk of the dangers and benefits of “Reality Privilege” and how our idea of reality may likely change in the coming years. Recorded on December 3, 2021.