Journal article 277 views 33 downloads
Exploring the Darkverse: A Multi-Perspective Analysis of the Negative Societal Impacts of the Metaverse
Information Systems Frontiers
PDF | Version of Record
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.Download (2.14MB)
The Metaverse has the potential to form the next pervasive computing archetype that can transform many aspects of workand life at a societal level. Despite the many forecasted benefts from the metaverse, its negative outcomes have remainedrelatively unexplored with the majority of views grounded on...
|Published in:||Information Systems Frontiers|
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Check full text
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
The Metaverse has the potential to form the next pervasive computing archetype that can transform many aspects of workand life at a societal level. Despite the many forecasted benefts from the metaverse, its negative outcomes have remainedrelatively unexplored with the majority of views grounded on logical thoughts derived from prior data points linked withsimilar technologies, somewhat lacking academic and expert perspective. This study responds to the dark side perspectivesthrough informed and multifaceted narratives provided by invited leading academics and experts from diverse disciplinarybackgrounds. The metaverse dark side perspectives covered include: technological and consumer vulnerability, privacy, anddiminished reality, human–computer interface, identity theft, invasive advertising, misinformation, propaganda, phishing,fnancial crimes, terrorist activities, abuse, pornography, social inclusion, mental health, sexual harassment and metaversetriggered unintended consequences. The paper concludes with a synthesis of common themes, formulating propositions, and presenting implications for practice and policy
Dark side of the metaverse, Metaverse, Negative consequences, Second life, Unintended consequences , Virtual reality, Virtual world.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Swansea University. This research was supported by the UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) small grant scheme 2022.