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Extended reality with immersive art in Taipei's XR Hub

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The Straits Times' Katherine Wei experiences the metaverse at Meta Platforms, Facebook's parent company, in Taipei. It is Meta's first physical research hub for extended reality in Asia.
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TAIPEI - Sitting in a virtual meeting room with a headset on, I joined a meeting as a customised avatar, changed seats whenever I wanted to and even switched up the views outside - from the Shanghai skyline to the Santorini seashore.

In another setting, I could see an avatar of indigenous Taiwanese pop singer Abao approaching me and singing while decked out in the traditional garments of the Paiwan tribe.

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