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Explainer: what is Facebook’s metaverse?

Will it look like the movie Avatar or something much more simple? Adrian Weckler takes us through what Facebook’s metaverse is promising.

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Facebook’s idea of a metaverse may incorporate existing online worlds, like Epic’s Fortnite

Facebook’s idea of a metaverse may incorporate existing online worlds, like Epic’s Fortnite

Facebook’s idea of a metaverse may incorporate existing online worlds, like Epic’s Fortnite

This week, Facebook said that will create 10,000 new jobs in Ireland and the rest of Europe in building a new online ‘metaverse’. But what is a metaverse? Will ordinary people take to it in the same numbers as social media platforms today? And what are its potential dangers? Here’s a quick explainer.

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