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Metaverse: Facebook's new avatar - Part 1

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta, which brings together their apps and technologies under one new company brand. Facebook will still continue to be known as Facebook but the governing company will be titled as Meta. Meta’s focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. But what is metaverse? Author Neal Stephenson is credited with coining the term "metaverse" in his 1992 science fiction novel "Snow Crash," in which he envisioned lifelike avatars who met in realistic 3D buildings and other virtual reality environments. Since then, various developments have made mileposts on the way toward a real metaverse, an online virtual world which incorporates augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D holographic avatars, video and other means of communication. As the metaverse expands, it will offer a hyper-real alternative world for you to coexist in. Inklings of the metaverse already exist in