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Over the past few months, there’s been growing excitement about the ‘metaverse’. Microsoft was the first major tech company to point to the increasing convergence between the virtual and the physical worlds when its chief Satya Nadella suggested that simulated environments and mixed reality were evolving into an entirely new platform technology. Shortly after, Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg devoted a significant portion of the company’s July earnings call to it, describing it as “one of the most exciting projects that we’re going to get to work on in our lifetimes". Since then, there’s been a flurry of discussions, as op-ed writers, podcast hosts and Clubhouse rooms have tried to get to the bottom of what the metaverse fuss is all about.