Is the metaverse dead? Some people think so, but others are still convinced virtual worlds are the future.
In 2021, the metaverse became the tech buzzword on everyone’s lips and big companies, especially Facebook, threw money at it.
But despite the flashy demos the virtual reality (VR) dream hasn’t quite taken off as some would have hoped.
And with AI programs like ChatGPT eating up recent headlines, some people think the metaverse has already had its moment.
But not everyone agrees, and more influencers are trying to carve a niche in the virtual world.
What is the metaverse?
There is disagreement over the exact definition of the term metaverse, which can make it confusing.
But most of the time it refers to some sort of virtual world where the user is represented by an avatar – a computerised version of themselves.