Metaverse: The Re-Confirmation of Human Subjectivity

Haiyan LAI, Jianyi LI


The metaverse is a major product of the entry of human beings into digital civilization. Under the spirit of Report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the wave of information revolution and the new model of “metaverse+”, it is a major issue to promote Chinese path to modernization and create a new form of human civilization, and it is important to discuss the re-confirmation of human subjectivity in the metaverse, and it is important to answer a series of questions such as what is human and what is the role of human subjectivity in the metaverse. This paper takes the environment and characteristics of human beings as the starting point to answer the question of human subjectivity, and analyzes the confirmation of freedom and consciousness in choosing living space, the confirmation of autonomy in switching cognitive perspectives, the confirmation of dynamism in expanding social interactions, and the confirmation of creativity in empowering digital technology in the metaverse, and deeply examines the relationship between human beings and the metaverse.


Metaverse; Subjectivity; Reconfirmation

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