What is the Metaverse?
The Metaverse is defined as a ‘network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection’. These 3D worlds continue to exist even when you are not playing in them, characterised by their persistence. Combining aspects of the digital and physical worlds, they are accessed using virtual and augmented reality, as well as PCs, game consoles and mobile devices. They also have their own digital economies, in which users can create, sell and purchase goods for monetary value.
Who First Established the Term Metaverse?
The term Metaverse was coined by Neal Stephenson, a New York Times No.1 Bestselling speculative fiction author. In his 1992 novel titled ‘Snow Crash’, Neal first introduced the concept of a Metaverse.
The term was later reimagined, included in the novel ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline – introducing a fully digitised world that exists alongside the ‘normal’ world.
Will the Metaverse Replace the Internet?
Although the Metaverse is believed to be the future of technology, it will not replace the internet. The internet must exist to access the Metaverse, acting as a vital tool in connecting people across the world.
Mark Zuckerberg said “I believe the Metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet…”
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