What do we lose if the metaverse fails?
Last year when Mark Zuckerberg announced that his social media company, Facebook, was rebranding itself as Meta to reflect its new focus, the world took notice. Suddenly, the term metaverse became something that everybody was talking about, and companies across the board wanted to invest in it.
From fashion labels to tech giants, companies and brands initially jumped to give us a glimpse of what they would be doing in the brand new world that Meta hopes to bring to fruition. The interest in the metaverse has dimmed over the months, but many questions remain about what the metaverse will look and behave like, apart from who will really build it.
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