The metaverse or meta-universe (acronym for “meta-” ‘beyond’ and “universe”) is a concept that denotes the next generation of the internet, which describes an immersive and multi-sensory experience in the applied use of various devices and technological developments on the internet. The term comes from the science fiction novel Snow Crash written by Stephenson.
The Metaverse is a collective virtual open space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. Is physically persistent and provides enhanced immersive experiences.
In a broader sense, the metaverse can refer not only to virtual worlds, but to the multidimensional experiences of internet use and application as a whole, especially the spectrum that combines web 2.0, augmented reality, third-dimensional technology (3D) and virtual reality.
Activities that take place in isolated environments (purchase of digital land and construction of virtual houses, participation in a virtual social experience, etc.) will eventually take place in the Metaverse.