June 30, 2022

What is a metaverse and why is everyone talking about it?

What is a metaverse and why is everyone talking about it?
What is a metaverse and why is everyone talking about it?What is a metaverse and why is everyone talking about it?
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Ariana Grande wowed fans inside the video game Fornite

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Millions of Ariana Grande fans attended a string of concerts last week, held not in a traditional venue but within the video game Fortnite. These huge events, complete with music and surreal 3D graphics, are the latest example of Silicon Valley’s new favourite buzzword: a metaverse.

What is a metaverse?

It’s a shared online space that incorporates 3D graphics, either on a screen or in virtual reality. Science fiction author Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 novel …