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Extended Reality (XR) and the Metaverse: Executive Briefing

by Simon Allardice

There’s a lot of hype around Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and “The Metaverse”. In this course, we’ll quickly break down the terminology, cover current and forthcoming devices, see how it’s being used right now—and where it’s all going.

What you'll learn

If you’re new to Extended Reality (XR) or skeptical about “The Metaverse”— then start here. In this short, fast-paced Executive Briefing, quickly ramp up on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. We’ll cover how the technology works, break down the current and expected hardware options for VR and AR, and explore multiple examples of how it’s being effectively used, focusing on business, education, and productivity use cases. You’ll see how XR is being used right now, where it’s going—and how it can help you, your team, and your business.

About the author

Simon is Creative Director and Principal Author at Pluralsight. With over three decades of software development experience, he's programmed in every discipline: from finance to transportation, nuclear reactors to game development. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Simon was the principal developer author at His first video course released back in 2002: since then, his popular courses have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of developers. His current focus is both on the new — the latest... more

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