The word “Metaverse” was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s fiction novel Snow Crash in 1992.
It was supposed to be a fictional world of avatars locked in his book until a few gaming companies like Linden Lab tried creating a virtual space through games like “Second Life”.
However, it was only in 2021, when Mark Zuckerberg called Facebook, “Meta”- A metaverse company, when it actually became a BIG DEAL!
So, starting with the basic,
Metaverse is an online space where people socialize, work & play as avatars.
It’s a combination of Virtual reality, Augmented reality, high speed internet & shared digital spaces!
It’s a story about how we can imagine the world!
It is said to be an evolution of the internet, & like the internet, the development of Metaverse is concentrated to big corporate houses like Meta (upcoming launch in 2023), Apple, HTC (launched VIVERSE), Microsoft (launched MESH), Disney, Nvidia!
There are numerous upcoming metaverses providing different user experiences! But the real question is how these corporates are planning to connect the different platforms together & build something bigger & better!