Due to the evolution of the Internet, human life, including interactions with others, is moving more and more into virtual space. PC games are experiencing the next technological phase, with the hegemonic social network Facebook has been investing in the development of the virtual reality called the Metaverse. Some experts see this as not just an entertainment fad but a growing necessity in our physical world plagued by climate crises, geopolitical conflicts and the pandemic. Who is now influencing the shape of the digital environment and what logic are they following? What can human entertainment, work, politics and everything else look like when it is transferred into the virtual world? And what might be the consequences?
Guests: Daniel Leisegang, Leonhard Müllner, Kateřina Smejkalová
Moderated by: Marie Heřmanová
With the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Czech Republic and Masaryk Democratic Academy.
Political scientist and columnist
Visual artist, film director and game theorist