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Neal Stephenson explains: What is the metaverse?

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The concept of the metaverse is causing confusion and disagreement, with some seeing it as future advancements and others including current online activities. The focus is on a singular metaverse with various experiences interconnected for a cohesive online space. Companies are exploring and developing the metaverse, with games like Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft offering glimpses of metaverse-like experiences. Collaboration among companies with massive user bases is crucial for bridging different virtual experiences, leading to an inevitable evolution towards a unified online space.

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Confusion and disagreement surrounding the concept of the metaverse.
Some believe it refers to future advancements, while others think it includes current online activities.
Emphasis on the idea of a singular metaverse with different experiences within it.
Interoperability between experiences is crucial for creating a cohesive metaverse.
Various companies are exploring and developing the metaverse concept to create a unified online space for different interactions and experiences.
The Evolution of the Metaverse
The metaverse is evolving without a centralized authority, through ad hoc arrangements of people working together.
Games like Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft provide examples of metaverse-like experiences.
Companies with large user bases and revenue are expected to lead the development of the metaverse.
Collaboration among these companies is essential for connecting different virtual experiences in the metaverse.