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Jan 25, 2023

Peggy Smedley and Rabindra Ratan, associate professor of media and information and director of the SPARTIE Lab, Michigan State University, talk about VR (virtual reality), immersive technologies, and the metaverse. He says the proteus effect is a phenomenon that was discovered in 2007 in early VR research where participants who come into the lab are given an avatar and they interact in the virtual environment. When people use an avatar that has certain characteristics, they will act in ways that are consistent with their stereotypes of those characteristics later, but they don’t realize they are doing it.

They also discuss:

  • How this can help create new solutions and inventions.
  • The definition of the metaverse and avatars.
  • If virtual reality is the future for all classes and how students respond to it. 

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IoT, Internet of Things, Peggy Smedley, artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, digital transformation, cybersecurity, blockchain, 5G, cloud, sustainability, future of work, podcast, Rabindra Ratan, Michigan State University

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