Key Points

  • The metaverse is essentially a collection of virtual worlds, where users can meet, play games, chat, and shop.
  • In the 1992 cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, the virtual world of hacker Hiro Protagonist is full of inequalities and end-capitalist horrors. Hiro wanted to escape the physical world, but he didn’t want to live in the virtual one.
  • Current Metaverse platforms are Roblox, Meta, Minecraft, and Second Life.
  • The most important thing to pack when entering the metaverse is your identity.
  • We are currently in the midst of a virtual land grab.

 If you find yourself paralysed by the possibilities, you’re not alone; there is no search engine in the metaverse to give you a destination. What you need is insatiable curiosity and the time to wander around the neighbourhoods to serendipitously find it.

Read the Article A beginner’s guide to the metaverse: What it is, how you can access it and more