Metaverse: A Matter of eXperience

Philosophy & Technology September 2022

10 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2022

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Luciano Floridi

Yale University - Digital Ethics Center; University of Bologna- Department of Legal Studies

Date Written: May 27, 2022


In this brief article I discuss the nature of the Metaverse from the perspective of the expanded experience (eXperience or XE) it can provide to its users. I then focus on the challenges, risks, and opportunities brought about by the Metaverse. I conclude with a note of caution about the possible future success or failure of this new technology.

Keywords: Augmented Experience, Augmented Reality, Extended Reality, Metaverse, Virtual Reality

Suggested Citation

Floridi, Luciano, Metaverse: A Matter of eXperience (May 27, 2022). Philosophy & Technology September 2022, Available at SSRN: or

Luciano Floridi (Contact Author)

Yale University - Digital Ethics Center ( email )

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University of Bologna- Department of Legal Studies ( email )

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Bologna, Bo 40100


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