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Metaverse nightmare will strip-mine our fragile human reality

Governments need to act before certain things become irreversible

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What happens when virtual experiences are so enhanced that returning to reality leads to depression?   © AP

Nina Xiang is the founder of FutureLogic, a media platform bridging the Asian and global innovation economy. She is the author of "US-China Tech War: What Chinese Tech History Reveals About Future Tech Rivalry."

In her monumental book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff describes how tech giants exploit human behavior to maximize profits, similar to the way industrial capitalists exploit nature -- both with devastating consequences.

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