Today’s Metaverse is Referencing the Wrong Book

Why use a term from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel when his newer books provide a far better example?

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“Data immersion” by Idaho National Laboratory is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Near the end of July 2021, Mark Zuckerberg had some thoughts about Facebook’s evolution. A few days later, the word “metaverse” was trending on Twitter and references were being made to the…

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Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies

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Jamie Cohen

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Digital culture expert and meme scholar. Cultural and Media Studies PhD. Internet studies educator: social good, civic engagement and digital literacies

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