“It won’t pay the rent, but that’s ok – when you live in a shithole, there’s always the Metaverse, and in the Metaverse, Hiro Protagonist is a warrior prince.”
This is how the first known reference to the metaverse appears, in Neal Stephenson’s cult cyberpunk novel of
1992, Snow Crash. Protagonist is a hacker and pizza delivery driver who lives in a dystopian (what else?) Los Angeles while escaping to a virtual world called the metaverse.
Widely discussed and promoted, the promise of the metaverse as the next great technology leap presents many questions. RUSSELL SEEKINS explores what it is, what it could be, and its implications for policymakers
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