I’ve blogged quite a bit about the Metaverse, the online virtual reality realm in which we will all live through our animated avatars, as if living in a video game (see this and this). I have treated this phenomenon as being ridiculous. I’m realizing, though, that I need to take it more seriously. The tech moguls behind the project certainly are.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of FaceBook who has changed the name of his company to Meta, in line with his new technological priority, told a podcaster, “A lot of people think that the metaverse is about a place, but one definition of this is it’s about a time when basically immersive digital worlds become the primary way that we live our lives and spend our time.”