Healthcare Revolution Lurks in the Metaverse

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From the Mail and Guardian in S.A. comes an article suggesting that while slow to adopt, eventually the metaverse will increasingly be used to see patients remotely and beyond borders.


  • Real-world fashion brands are turning out to be early pioneers in the metaverse.
  • Gucci carved itself out a hipster territory by buying virtual property on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • However, healthcare services in the metaverse will take this to new heights.
  • As the metaverse experience becomes normalised for ordinary people, its potential to transform telehealth becomes massive.
  • It is likely that the democratisation of metaverse healthcare won’t happen by default; it will require the intentions and the investments of a government and all their countrywide healthcare stakeholders, as well as a population willing and able to explore and inhabit a new frontier.
  • Initially, metaverse medical services will be seen as a second option to physical consultations, but as with video telehealth today, popularity will increase over time as the convenience and cost benefits are unlocked by consumers, service providers and funders.