Igor Mayer’s inaugural address: digital twins, virtual worlds and serious games

Digital technology enables us to create real-world virtual copies – digital twins – of people, spaces, ecosystems, societies and organisations. Although originating in games, digital twins are all around us in the meantime. To what degree does this technology contribute to societal transformation required to solve problems in the world? Do digital twins bring us the knowledge and understanding to take a more empathetic view of the world around us? Or do we drift further apart from physical reality as a result? Igor Mayer (Organisation Studies) is going to address these questions in his lecture delivered on 17 June at Tilburg University.