The Metaverse - Above and beyond the Universe

The upcoming replica of the universe.


Delia Ayoko

2 years ago | 1 min read

The metaverse is a speculative replica of the Internet that can be viewed as a virtual universe facilitated by the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. An interconnection of three-dimensional virtual worlds focused on companionship, is a metaverse.

The term emerged from the 1992 novel Snow Crash that showed characteristics of futurism and science-fiction. Components of the metaverse technology have long been developed within video games and are slowly creeping into e-commerce, e-learning and other aspects that concern the real world. Examples of metaverse simulations include the eUniverse 1999 LivePlace social interaction platform, and the 2003 virtual world platform Second Life, both of which are often described as the first metaverse, containing many aspects of the 3D social media.


In 2019, Facebook launched a social virtual world called Facebook Horizon, where users could enter and experience a virtual reality office as personally designed avatars. In 2021, Facebook was renamed Meta, with Mark Zuckerberg promising to develop a metaverse.

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is an American conglomerate that owns Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, among other products and services. It is undoubtedly the largest and the most popular social networking company. Meta is focusing on inventing more hardware such as smart glasses, portable VR headsets/googles and consoles for users to access the Metaverse easily. In the metaverse, users are expected to create and/or customize a 3D avatar, explore the world, play games and make new friends.

Now, imagine your little Emma saw you reading about the Metaverse and asked you what it was all about. What would you say? Of course, there are many examples to give about the metaverse, but remember that children memorize ninety percent of information when visualized. THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE THIS is a YouTube video that explains everything about the Metaverse. Better still, you could show her movies that talk about the metaverse(like Black Mirror, Westworld, Upload,The Feed, Ready Player One, Avatar, eXistenZ, Source Code, The Matrix, Strange Days), or show platforms that use the metaverse(like Roblox, Fornite, Animal Crossing and Minecraft).


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Delia Ayoko

Computer Science Student, open to new stuff.







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