So what is “the metaverse,” exactly? These days it seems like everybody and their corporate parent company is talking about "the metaverse" as the next big thing that's going to revolutionize our online lives. But everyone seems to have their own idea of what "the metaverse" means—that is, if they have any real idea what it means at all.
The term "metaverse" was originally coined in Neal Stephenson's seminal 1992 cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. In the book, the Metaverse (always capitalized in Stephenson's fiction) is a shared "imaginary place" that's "made available to the public over the worldwide fiber-optics network" and projected onto virtual reality goggles. In it, developers can "build buildings, parks, signs, as well as things that do not exist in Reality, such as vast hovering overhead light shows, special neighborhoods where the rules of three-dimensional spacetime are ignored. Future versions of the web will usher in a seamless experience where one day humans won’t be able to tell the difference between reality and the METAVERSE. Want to work with a Wealth Management firm that looks to the future? Get to know @manna_wealth_management #metaverse #vr #virtualreality #nft #blockchain #web3