An Italian boy graduated in the metaverse: he is the first to do so

An Italian boy graduated in the metaverse: he is the first to do so

The discussion in front of the commission at the University of Turin for the course in Communication, ICT and Media foresees his presence both live and in virtual form, through an avatar.

His name is Edward of Stonecomes from Colle Val D’Elsa (Siena) and is the first Italian student to graduate in metaverso. The discussion before the commission at the University of Turin for the course in Communication, ICT and Media it foresees its presence both live and in virtual form, through an avatar created, precisely, in the metaverse. “When you are the first to do something, you are the precursor of everything that will come after you. So you have enormous responsibilities. In short: you become a standard of the future,” the young and excited Pietra told La Stampa. It is not known if his is a global first, but it certainly is on Italian soil.

An event that demonstrates the willingness of universities, especially the Turin one, to keep up with the times and to welcome the changes in the technological present to look to the future. “We are constantly engaged in observing social and technological change, but also without easy enthusiasm” he said for the Turin newspaper. Luciano Paccagnella, president of the course of studies in Communication, ICT and Media of the University of Turin. “What we try to do is cultivate students’ curiosity and creativity. This thesis goes in the right direction.”

We have been talking about the metaverse for months now, thanks also to the work of Mark Zuckeberg, who focuses everything on sociability and virtual communication for the future of Meta. In Italy the term has already penetrated the company: according to a survey dating back to last April, one in four Italians knows what the metaverse is. However, around 80% of respondents say they are worried about its use, as it could lead to the so-called “escape from reality”.

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Informing without alarmism seems to be the right way to solve the problems that reside within the virtual spaces of the metaverse, such as harassment and the culture of hate, and at the same time exploit its potential for future uses, such as a degree discussion.

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