Pandemic, human precarity and post-pandemic metaverses

Date

2021-06-28

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2473-4055

Volume Title

Publisher

International Society of Markets and Development (ISMD)

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

With the global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impacts, we have reached a nexus which places new emphasis on our understanding of ourselves and our relationship with others – other nations, other species, other worlds. A critical question is: Does this mean that our transition into the posthuman is complete? It is therefore with some interest that this Dialogue contribution approaches the review of Francesca Ferrando’s book (2019) titled Philosophical Posthumanism. Prior to and after the detailed review of the book, this Dialogue essay reflects on the precarity induced by the pandemic and possible socio-technological ways out of the current predicament.

Description

open access article

Keywords

metaverse, posthuman, pandemic, philosophy

Citation

Harwood, T. (2020) Pandemic, human precarity and post-pandemic metaverses, Markets, Globalization and Development Review, 5(4),3.

Rights

Research Institute

Institute of Creative Technologies (IOCT)