Welcome to the Metaverse. Let’s not pretend it’s amazing (yet).

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.