What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Just like Crypto, Blockchain and Web 3.0 are buzz words used to create hype on many new projects (even when they don’t really use those technologies), the word Metaverse is annoyingly starting to be on everyone’s mouth…but What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Everything you never wanted to know about the future of talking about the future.

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TO HEAR TECH CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg or Satya Nadella talk about it, the metaverse is the future of the internet. Or it’s a video game. Or maybe it’s a deeply uncomfortable, worse version of Zoom? It’s hard to say. 

To a certain extent, talking about what “the metaverse” means is a bit like having a discussion about what “the internet” means in the 1970s. The building blocks of a new form of communication were in the process of being built, but no one could really know what the reality would look like. So while it was true, at the time, that “the internet” was coming, not every idea of what that would look like is true.

On the other hand, there’s also a lot of marketing hype wrapped up in this idea of the metaverse. Facebook, in particular, is in an especially vulnerable place after Apple’s move to limit ad tracking hit the company’s bottom line. It’s impossible to separate Facebook’s vision of a future where everyone has a digital wardrobe to swipe through from the fact that Facebook really wants to make money selling virtual clothes.

So, with all that in mind …

Seriously, What Does ‘Metaverse’ Mean?

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Kindly taken from #wired

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