The Metaverse and Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Selfie
A Metaverse is a virtual world where people can interact with other people, interact with the real world, and interact with other virtual worlds. It will be a decentralized and interactive environment that will eventually include the physical world and a full-fledged economy. The term Metaverse was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, in which he imagined a world in which people live as lifelike avatars within virtual reality scenarios and 3D structures.
The world of the Metaverse was recently brought to the world’s attention by a peculiar selfie of Mark Zuckerberg, which went viral this week. But the picture was not a real Mark Zuckerberg selfie; it was a drawing of the CEO by a child. Rather, the hapless entrepreneur was drawn in a whimsical avatar with Mii-mojis in front of a clip-art Eiffel Tower. And this was no joke – it was a photo from one of the virtual worlds that are part of Meta.
The Metaverse is a new type of social media that facilitates social interaction and virtual environments. It creates a new level of digital sociability, and gives businesses new ways to expand their markets. The new platform is set to transform the digital economy by exposing customers to content and products that enhance their purchasing decisions.