Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article doesn't have everything, of course, but it's enough for a quick update on the buzzword of the week. The metaverse is an embodied internet, where we can interact with each other using avatars, and it's persistent, meaning you don't start over each time you load it. Most importantly, though, it's not a single service or environment. It's a network, connecting people, services and places together. Most importantly, it doesn't exist yet, and may not exist for decades, but as we develop virtual reality (VR) like Oculus and augmented reality (AR) like Google Glass, we are building the basic hardware it will need to operate. This article outlines the concept and highlights some major players.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2021 3:19 p.m.