How VR Schooling Could Actually Increase the Digital Divide
The Virtual Divide
While virtual reality may be convenient, it’s not clear yet how inclusive it will be. Todd Richmond, the Tech + Narrative Lab director at Pardee RAND Graduate School and an IEEE member, told Lifewire via email that the metaverse, as envisioned, skews toward relatively affluent students in developed nations.
“And digital experiences usually reflect their developers, which is currently not a particularly diverse population,” Richmond added. “All the more reason to work towards a more inclusive educational and technology work pipeline.”