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The metaverse is not dead...
It hasn't arrived yet.
I read multiple articles this year that claims the metaverse is dead but this one from Fast Company is an especially entertaining one.
While what exactly the metaverse shapes up to be remains a question, it is certainly going to be an evolved form of the Internet.
It is naturally confusing that several technologies are accelerating at the same time (e.g. generative AI, blockchain, spatial computers, etc.) all of which could impact what the metaverse will look like, but we remain at the very early stage of this evolution.
To simply claim that the metaverse is dead is a disservice to the long list of companies and builders who are working passionately, some of many years already (e.g. Epic Games, Roblox) to build core infrastructure.
More importantly, "prototype" metaverse platforms such as Roblox continue to grow rapidly and in a way, give a glimpse for what the metaverse can enable - immersive 3D spaces in which users manifest their individuality through a virtual avatar, and engage in different forms of interactive experiences.
In between #Roblox, #FortniteCreative, #Zepeto, #RecRoom and others, more than 500 million people are already immersed, engaged, socialize and express themselves through immersive social platforms, every month.
And so, while the jury is out there on what exactly the metaverse looks like in 10-15 years, it is certainly...
Not Meta (previously known as Facebook)
Not a video game or gaming platform
Not a device.
Let's keep building and time will show what is the metaverse.
Yon is the founder of CEO of Supersocial, an innovator and leading developer, publisher and technology company focused on virtual worlds. Thank you for subscribing to Into The Metaverse. We grow when readers who appreciate our work spread the word.