I’m having trouble accepting the posture "Because real life doesnt have so-and-so (name tags) the metaverse also shouldnt.
This thinking is logical fallacy. The metaverse is nothing like RL, it doesnt even look like it, what percentage of the metaverse is going to be built to look like like RL? Some but not all of it, a huge portion will be dedicated to sci-fi. steam-punk, and fantasy in general, cartoons and games etc, so tell me again why its important to pretend its just like RL?
Lets say a picture of a fish is just like a fish. We can say that but its not true, Its nothing like a fish its a picture, even if its an animated video its still an image.
So much extra stuff is essential to be added in VR because it is VR. It simply isnt RL and doesnt behave like RL. We dont use keyboards mouse and screens or even HMD in real life either. We dont eat or sleep in VR either so where is that logic now?
We invent things to comfortably habitate and navigate the VR, we invent everything we need.
In RL no 2 people look alike, in VR there might be 30,000 people using the same avatar, see? Nothing like RL, how do I tell one person from another if they all look alike? If we really cared about communication we would have no issue with nametags or text chat or whatever we need to account for the fact that VR is not RL.