How the metaverse blurs the line between virtual and reality
The next iteration of the internet could be a vast, three-dimensional digital frontier that looks a lot like real life.
Tech experts say the metaverse is coming — and fast.
“We’re on a bullet train. Destination, metaverse. We don’t know when we get it there,” Cathy Hackl says. “We don’t know the stops, but that is exactly where we’re heading.”
But what exactly is it that we’re headed for?
Today, On Point: Inside the metaverse. What’s real, what’s not – and what happens when we can’t tell the difference.
From The Reading List
WIRED: “The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger” — “Like religious prophets, Big Tech luminaries are preaching the coming of the next internet.”
Freethink: “The metaverse is coming. Cathy Hackl explains why we should care.” — “You may have heard of the metaverse — but let’s be honest: do you really know what that means? If you’re unsure, you’re not alone: The metaverse is hard to pinpoint.”
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