An Introduction to the Metaverse

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Inspired by a novel from 1992, the metaverse has captured the imagination of tech-minded people for a long time. Now it looks like it might be the next big thing after smartphones completely changed the way we interact with the internet. This deep dives helps you get to grips with the basic ideas of the metaverse, the key players and the potential and dangers different people see in it.

  • What is the metaverse, and do I have to care? and 10 other articles
  • Average reading time: 10 minutes
  • Topics covered: technology, future, facebook, startups, innovation
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  • From sites like The Verge, The Atlantic, VICE, and more
  • You want to learn something new and are looking for a good, compact introduction.
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Deep Dives are carefully hand-curated series of time-tested articles and videos from around the web.

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The key essay about the metaverse that gets referenced whenever people write about it. Mattew Ball lays out 7 core attributes of the metaverse.

Technology analyst Benedict Evans puts the metaverse in the context of technology innovation cycles. Is the metaverse the next big thing after the smartphone revolution?

Who will create all the content for the metaverse? Users and artificial intelligence, mostly.

Facebook is positioning itself to be among the key players building the metaverse. A long interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his vision and ambitions.

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