What is the Metaverse?

If we thought living in the real world wasn’t good enough, welcome to the Metaverse, a collection of virtual worlds for you to explore. 

What makes a Metaverse?

The Metaverse is a collection of virtual worlds accessed by Virtual Reality or Virtual Augmentation in which gaming users socialise with one another through a series of connected, virtual worlds.

The Metaverse is a virtual world that is exponential compared to the one we live in.

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How new is the Metaverse?

While the visitable Metaverse is relatively infantile, the term was actually coined back in 1992 by Neal Stephenson, a sci-fi writer. The term was first written in his novel Snow Crash, where his main character of Hiro enters the Metaverse to live out a normal life, virtually, all whilst destroying his enemies via his avatar.

When did the Metaverse launch?

Officially, the Metaverse launched in 2003 however, it has gained more popularity in 2022 due to CEO of Meta (formerly Facebook) Mark Zuckerberg publishing his positive view on this universe and how he believes it will help his company grow even more. Hence why he changed his company’s name.

Zuckerberg has also released his own version of a multiplayer game for those in America and Canada, as part of a Beta testing scheme.

What is the point of the Metaverse?

The idea of the Metaverse is to connect users socially in a 3D scientific version of the world they live in. It has also been dubbed the future of the internet allowing individuals to interact with others around the world in a more realistic way.

Yet it begs the question, how long until we are all in the Metaverse?

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