Pastor D.J. Soto, the lead pastor of VR Church, delivers a sermon in his home Sunday Jan. 23, 2022, in Fredericksburg, Va. Soto sings, preaches and performs digital baptisms in the metaverse to a growing congregation of avatars. Steve Helber/AP Photo.

Against the Metaverse

There will no doubt be people who welcome the experimental escapism of the Metaverse, but the last thing we need is more reasons to shirk our responsibilities in this world.