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Metaverse Explained

Metaverse. You've probably heard or seen this word in the last few months. But what is it? It's important to know about this as you talk with kids. They will be the catalyst for metaverse in the years ahead. Metaverse is a combination of multiple elements of technology, including virtual reality, augmented reality and video where users "live" within a digital universe. Supporters of the metaverse envision its users working, playing and staying connected with friends through everything from concerts and conferences to virtual trips around to the world.

Here is a two minute video from Microsoft that explains what metaverse is. If you are reading this in an email and can't see the video, you can watch it at this link.

The next generation is ready to jump on board this new technology. They are already living online. They spend their time watching videos, playing games and using social media and learning.

Here's an example - 50% of 9-to-12 year olds play Roblox at least weekly. While Roboblox isn't a fully true metaverse, it is the best example of what it is.

  • Users have an identity.