The Metaverse has the potential to be truly inclusive 🌍
💻 The Metaverse presents an exciting future for virtual reality enthusiasts, but a recent survey by Wunderman Thompson questioned the world's inclusivity. Almost 62% of people feel that virtual worlds lack inclusivity, posing a unique challenge for the online community.
👀 With 87% of online identities correlating with a user's physical identity, it's apparent that representation is a necessary aspect of virtual reality. For instance, one in five daily active users of Roblox updates their avatar on any given day. Prioritizing inclusivity in the metaverse is not only a moral obligation, but a business case linked to driving innovation, expanding market reach, and attracting top talent.
🗣️ Avatar representation is a crucial lever for virtual space inclusion. As such, it's important to offer a wide range of representation options, including assistive devices like cochlear implants and wheelchairs. The Metaverse must have a comprehensive approach, driving innovation, leading to better business success.
👉🏼 Building the Metaverse must be an all-inclusive endeavor, taking into account various aspects such as creators' diversity, creation processes, intended audience, and accessibility. Inclusive Metaverse development can only be achieved collectively and individually towards responsible technology development.
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