Could Metaverse be a Voice Assistant for Mental Health, Illness?

Guest Post by David Stephen

If the metaverse was predicated on reorganizing how the experiences of mental health and illness are understood, Meta would [most likely] not have needed to cut jobs.

If Alexa had pivoted to providing moment-to-moment explanatory mechanism of experiences by the brain for mental health, illness and addictions, Amazon would [most likely] not have lost much in market value.

Metaverse a Voice Assistant for Mental Health?

Mental order and disorders are top health concerns globally but there is hardly a clear lead in terms of the conditions for the experience, as given by the brain. The brain is an organ of experiences as well as of cells and molecules. It is this experience that is used to interact with the world.

The mechanisms of experiences are an opportunity for the metaverse, voice assistants, towards changing the direction of care for mental health and illness.

In the moment before using an illegal drug, what is the state of mind, during and after, what are the states of mind? Usually, the mind can be confusing to explain, but with digital yellow pages of experiential pathways in the brain, individuals and their loved ones can pick from a set, to understand what it might be, at any particular point.

For all experiences in the brain, there are quantities that relay to acquire properties. It is shown that emotional pain and physical pain have similar pathways in the brain. It can be explained that pain is a property, its acquisition by a quantity is possible by physical input or emotional.

The same goes for anger, irritation, emptiness, boredom, loneliness, thirst, cravings, extremism, lethargy, stress and so on.

There are properties destinations in the brain, where quantities relay to acquire. They include what is traditionally called emotions, memories and reaction. They are all property sets.

People in the same situations don’t often have the same properties acquired by their quantities, neither does the same person have owns quantity acquire the same property in the same situation at different times.

This is how the brain decides, conceptually, for mental health, illness and addictions. Quantities and properties are the build or construct of cells and molecules of the brain for experiences.

There are two key sensory processing or integration centers in the brain: the thalamus for most, and the olfactory bulb for smell, before senses are relayed to the cerebral cortex for interpretation.

It is postulated that sensory processing or integration is into a uniform quantity which is thought or its form. It is what becomes the representative, equivalent or version of senses to the brain. Interpretation is postulated to be knowing, feeling and reaction, as sets of properties also built or constructed by cells and molecules in the brain.

This is the basis of experiences in the brain. Displaying or reading this out in each situation is a revenue opportunity and growth path for tech, amid inflationary uncertainty in the near future.

David Stephen does research in theoretical neuroscience. He has a research experience in computer vision at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona. He was a visiting scholar in medical entomology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His writings explore the experiential mechanisms of the brain for human interactions with the world. He blogs on