In October 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg abruptly announced the concept of the Metaverse by renaming his company Meta. In an hour-and-a-half-long video, he detailed his vision of a “successor to the mobile Internet”. In Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, people no longer interact and consume via screens and keyboards, but in the form of an avatar that has a second home in a digital parallel world and whose skin can be virtually slipped into. One thing is certain: The real and virtual worlds will continue to merge. But everything else is still open.
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