On LinkedIn I saw this post by Jason Anderson about metaverses and the internet:-
Please stop talking about “metaverses”. There (will be) one single metaverse, not multiple metaverses. The individual spaces within the metaverse don’t yet have an agreed-on descriptor, but it’ll be something like universe, world, space, node, etc.
To understand this, just think about the internet; there is one single internet, and it is made up of multiple sites. There are not multiple internets – LinkedIn is a site on the internet, it is not an internet.
Will this one metaverse (if it ever happens) not just be another site on the internet too?
Until then are all the sites currently claiming to be a metaverse not just another site on the internet too?
Does this actually make the internet the metaverse?
For more of my thoughts on the metaverse see: Metaverse Lawyers
Reactions on Social Media on Metaverses and the Internet
On LinkedIn the following comments have been made:-
Mitch Kowalski (European/Canadian, Head of Legal and Legal Operations Advisor – Works Globally):
Do we need a Metaverse?
but but but it is sooooo cool 😎
Graeme Johnston (Software for mapping work and getting things done):
it’s quite amusing to read Gartner on this, as they skip rather casually between ‘a Metaverse’, ‘the Metaverse’ and just ‘Metaverse.’ All with a capital ‘M’ though.
Gartner are always good for a laugh!
Nabiha Khwaja (Legal Tech Consultant/Engineer | Lawyer | Writer):