Experts are also concerned that metaverses could be used as an 'escape' from reality in a similar fashion to existing internet technologies.
Tech giants like Microsoft and are working on building tech related to interacting with virtual worlds, but they're not the only ones.
The metaverse, at its core, is an embodied internet: a social sphere where people will be able to meet with the help of personalized avatars that make them feel more present than a plain video call.
Almost concurrently, a network of virtual gaming worlds began to come online.
But what actually is the metaverse? IT corporations and major game and cryptocurrency developers are engaged in achieving this goal.
Another of showed characters floating in space—is this person strapped to an immersive aerial rig or are they just sitting at a desk? How will all that come about? A VR headset or similar equipment is needed to look around and interact with the virtual space and the objects within it.