Wikipedia defines the Metaverse as a fictional world:
"A metaverse is a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. In futurism and science fiction, the term is often described as a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual and augmented reality headsets."
Facebook who recently named it's empire of social media brands Meta explains the Metaverse this way;
“The metaverse is a set of virtual spaces where you can create and explore with other people who aren’t in the same physical space as you. You’ll be able to hang out with friends, work, play, learn, shop, create, and more.”
McDonalds recently filed for a trade mark so users in the Metaverse can have food delivered to them in the real world. Others are paying millions of dollars buying real estate base on location in the Metaverse.
Many are scratching their heads saying HA HA what is this?? Could this be a Today show moment from the 1990's when the internet was in it's infant stage??