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Can someone please explain Metaverse to me like I’m 5? I don’t get the money being spent…

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5 year old version: You know how when you’re scared sometimes you close your eyes and pretend you’re somewhere else? That’s the plan for the metaverse. Adult version: Meta as a company wants to continue turning reality into as much of a dystopian hellscape as possible to incentivize people to need an escape. They are then monetizing this escape by having your digital self in this escape environment able to interact with other digital people and purchase things.

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And this is why he’s Corp strategy 😂😂…very nicely done CSD

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We are all going to live in vr for some reason and buy and sell NFTs to each other. There are good use cases in entertainment, training, etc but the hardware is so far from being good enough to want to wear it for a long time that I don't get the current spend. It feels a bit like driverless cars where that last 5% is going to be really hard to get right. You need a lightweight, untethered, retina, vr headset, at 90+ fps. I mean that's really hard. I have 3 vr headsets now so I've tried a few and after 1-1.5 hrs I'm done. And that's probably pushing it. Gorn and racing games are super fun though. But don't listen to me because I don't get crypto, NFTs, or Tesla's valuation.

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Sims but you can make real money

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Second life with an immersive experience. That’s all.

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"Half Life" - with an immersive experience, is all I had asked for! When did we accept to make the jump, to turn video games into the main part of our life, is beyond me.

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An elevated video game they are trying to sell as an alternative to real life.

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this is the most accurate yet depressing description

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Go watch ‘ready player one’, meta is essentially what the oasis and to an evil extent, IOI wants to change it into and represents, virtual world where you escape reality but everything is monetized for you to want to live there

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It’s Roblox but costs more

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That new Spider-Man movie?

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Watch the movie Ready Player One and you'll have a pretty good idea.

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Have you ever seen that movie player more...or the matrix, yeah that's the metaverse in a nutshell.

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You meant to say "Ready Player One"

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The metaverse is the overlap of real life and virtual life :)

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Watch the movie Ready Player One.

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It's Second Life, but with ads this time.

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After reading the replies my question would be: is there anyone who wants/needs this?

Respectfully disagree: social media was an outgrowth of Web 2.0; the idea that rather than viewing static web pages users could participate. It started with posting comments to articles, providing feedback to shops and blogging, among other things. "Metaverse" seems like a rehash of 2nd life, which is barely on life support.

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Just watch Ready Player 1 and Free Guy. I’ll be here for questions after lol

It's a social media campaign for making money with cheap VR ETFs. Like when Elon says "Bitcoin sucks", buys a bunch, then goes "Bitcoin totally rocks".

Being able to leave your physical situation to live a digital life, with more of your info carried between games & apps. Ready Player 1 is a good reference. For the people on here saying they don’t get why someone would want that, keep in mind if you’re on Fiahbowl you’re probably in the top 5% of earners. For a lot of people, their day to day situation is one they want to escape from in a cheap way. The metaverse offers an opportunity to escape situations, and even biases a person faces. It’s a long shot, but a lot of people would probably trade their current life for Ready Player 1s if given the shot.

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