What is the Metaverse?
It depends who you ask.
If you were born before the 1980’s The Metaverse is the Internet.
If you were a teenager in the 90’s, the Metaverse was Keanu Reeves in The Matrix.
If you were playing World of Warcraft in 2005, that – and any other online game you were playing was the Metaverse.
One of the best ways to define something is to enumerate what it is not: In this case, the Metaverse is not the real world as we know it. It is not governed by a single entity (think Facebook, Amazon, or Microsoft), but more of a canvas where people of different backgrounds, cultures and creeds can exist together, with the irony that they can invent their own backstories under a completely new identity. But wait, isn’t that the Internet in its current form? Well yes. The difference is that in the Metaverse, we aren’t interacting with a screen of videos and text. In the Metaverse, it’s the Internet but as a lights and sounds show.