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Tech 2021: Into the Metaverse We Go

Though more companies embraced mixed reality this year, Facebook was perhaps the most prominent. The company went as so far as to rebrand itself to show it was more than a social media platform. But amid all the hype, experts say the real metaverse won't be reality for some time. Take a look at how Mark Zuckerberg, along with Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Epic Games' Tim Sweeney, and others see the technology's future and its impact on how we interact online.

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    Why All the Fuss About the Metaverse?

    2021 was the year of the metaverse, but it will be years before it's a reality
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    2021 was the year of the metaverse, but it will be years before it's a reality

    This article was first featured in Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter highlighting our original content on the industry. Get it sent directly to …

    Who's building the metaverse?
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    Who's building the metaverse?

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    Reuters - By Elizabeth Culliford

    Nov 1 (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) changed its name last week to Meta Platforms Inc to signal its focus on the metaverse, which it thinks will be the successor to the mobile internet. The metaverse broadly refers to the idea of a shared virtual platform that people can access through different …

    The Metaverse Has Always Been a Dystopian Idea
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    The Metaverse Has Always Been a Dystopian Idea

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    VICE - Brian Merchant

    Silicon Valley CEOs keep hailing its imminent arrival as they hawk digital goods, but the metaverse was a dystopian idea from its inception. A big shift is apparently underway in Silicon Valley. The company that operates the world’s largest and most profitable social media network will not, according …

    Niantic launches platform to build ‘real-world metaverse’ apps
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    Niantic launches platform to build ‘real-world metaverse’ apps

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    The Verge

    Niantic is releasing a platform for building what it calls “real-world metaverse” apps. Called Lightship, the platform is “built around the parts necessary to stitch together the digital and the real world,” CEO John Hanke tells me. According to Hanke, Lightship will let mobile apps identify whether …

    Hey, Facebook, I Made a Metaverse 27 Years Ago
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    Hey, Facebook, I Made a Metaverse 27 Years Ago

    In a booth at Ted’s Fish Fry, in Troy, New York, my friend Daniel Beck and I sketched out our plans for the metaverse. It was November 1994, just as the graphical web was becoming a thing, and we thought that the 3-D web could be just a few tweaks down the road. In our version of the metaverse, a …

    Further Reading About the Metaverse

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