The first homeless in the metaverse is here. The term metaverse has been used to describe a utopian copy of the physical world to which people can escape, and it implies disregarding issues on the ground that impact real individuals.
People cough up hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for a chance to live in their dreams on virtual property that isn’t confined by physical boundaries.
However, as toddlers learn, just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The metaverse hides users from seeing the 300,000 homeless people who live in France.
First homeless in the metaverse
In a moving new campaign by Entourage, a network of 150,000 citizens is attempting to reduce the social isolation of homeless people, users encounter Will, “the first person of the metaverse,” in a virtual world.
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The character was created to serve as a “spokesperson for the unseen” in France and remind others that no matter how difficult those real-world issues, such as social isolation, become all year.