Facebook has bet big on it, changing its name to Meta in October. And it’s caught the imagination of tech founders as far back as the noughties. The term metaverse was first coined by American author Neal Stephenson in his sci-fi novel Snow Crash in 1992. It describes a parallel digital universe and the next iteration of the internet, which promises to allow us to live, work and play within the virtual world.

Host Joshua Lim experiences the technologies that are already unlocking the promise of the metaverse today, and explores what the brave new virtual world would mean for us.

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