Presence in the Metaverse

An interesting question that I really don’t know the answer to is that of whether one can be present in the digital world. We speak often of the importance of being “present” and “in the moment”. However, we often look at people on their phones or engaged in a particular technology as not being in the moment. Someone on their phone may be entirely focused on the content on their phones while someone having a conversation may be 75% engaged in the conversation and 25% engaged in the taste of the gum in their mouth. Who is more “present”? Is presence unique to the physical world? Or is presence complete engagement or focus? Can “the moment” be digital? While this is largely a question of semantics, it is an important one to ask as we continue opening doors to digital dimensions.

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