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metaverse

(ˈmɛtəˌvɜːs)
n
1. (Computer Science) a 3D virtual world, esp in an online role-playing game
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the universe as portrayed in a given work of fiction
[C20: from meta- + (uni)verse]
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For the Italian Casamica, Corriere della Sera's interior design magazine, I shot a cover and a series about living in Second Life." Cadioli says he makes money selling his metaverse images at the same pay scale he earned for his real-world work.
Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash envisioned a futuristic virtual world called the metaverse, in which characters controlled digital representations of themselves (known as avatars) in a shared online environment.
Examples of these 'worlds' are Neal Stephenson's Metaverse and William Gibson's Cyberspace or the Matrix series.
Snow Crash goes a long way towards rendering cyberspace less "intolerable," and towards reinterpreting the link between terminal and urban space (note that Stephenson's cyberspace realm is dubbed the Metaverse, or meta-universe).
You'll hear wit, technology, Sumerian myth and Judeo-Christian philosophy blended into a wildly entertaining melange that takes place in this world and the Metaverse. Listeners will learn about a drug called snow crash that's on everybody's wish list for one reason or another.
Jumping ahead to the year 2010, Fidler foresees a world where multimedia headsets teleport people into a virtual reality "metaverse," a global web of cybercommunities for shopping, working and playing.
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(2.) While in Sterling's Islands in the Net this realm is called "the Net," and in Stephenson's Snow Crash it is called the "Metaverse," Gibson's vision of "cyberspace" has achieved the most notoriety.
Given these uncomfortably imaginable possibilities, life is lived as little as possible in sentient reality, more so in virtual reality constructed in a Metaverse. As his source of information, Hiro is served by his librarian, the keeper of all wisdom stored in the universe.
Harasim ed., 1993); see also Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash 18 (1992) (referring to this new phenomenon as the "Metaverse").
Whereas cyberspace, while likewise a representation of computer graphics, is modeled on nothing more than Gibson's imagination, or Bruce Sterling's, or Pat Cadigan's, or, in the technicolored panasonic Metaverse of Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson's.
With blockchain technology rapidly re-shaping the models of many companies, industries, and their business processes, Metaverse Capital Corp.