On the cusp of a new reality

Facebook’s move towards the metaverse is both symptom and catalyst of the virtual reality revolution which is on the way. Róisín Kiberd investigates

The question over VR is whether it will be games, or corporate and educational VR which fuels its move towards the cultural mainstream

Niall Campion’s LinkedIn Profile gives the job title “manipulator of alternative realities”.

In the real reality, he is also the founder and director of VRAI, a company combining VR with artificial intelligence (AI) to create data-driven training for work in hazardous environments.

Based in Temple Bar, the business has worked with the Irish Defence Forces, the United Nations in Somalia, and the International Airlines Group at Heathrow Airport.

“What we’re trying to do is combine ...