The Metaverse Will Never Happen
The idea that one day we will all work, shop, and spend our free time in “the metaverse,” and that’s why tech companies are now battling to control it, has taken hold of the media’s imagination. The storyline is fantasy and the forecast is nonsense.
The metaverse will never happen.
The idea is purposefully amorphous, mostly because we already do lots of stuff online, and seems to involve aspirations to 1) Provide user interfaces that are like the real world, or some version of it, so we can use physical gestures to experience and interact with it…