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When or will Western North Carolina experience the metaverse?

Is it here now?

Metaverse refers to a fully realized digital world that exists beyond the analog one in which we live.

As a buzzword, the metaverse refers to a variety of virtual experiences, environments and assets that gained momentum during the online-everything shift of the pandemic. Together, these new technologies hint at what the internet will become next.

New York Times – John Herrman and Kellen Browning

With a Facebook data center in our WNC neighborhood, in Forrest City; is Facebook growing to become part of a metaverse that is moving away from its advertising business?

Elements of a Metaverse

Here are some elements of a metaverse:

  • An economy of unique monetization
    • Digital payments
    • Cryptocurrency
  • Virtual reality
  • Virtual goods
  • Artists and performers in virtual performances
TECH – Mark Zuckerberg and the Metaverse – Casey Newton, Platformer Editor

High-Speed Broadband is Needed

Regardless to when or if WNC reaches the metaverse, quality high-speed broadband will be needed.


Are We in the Metaverse Yet? The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/10/style/metaverse-virtual-worlds.html. Published 2021. Accessed July 24, 2021.