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A contraction of “meta” and “universe,” this term is used to describe a fictional virtual world. Metaverse generally refers to a new version of the Internet, which gives access to decentralized and enduring virtual spaces. Equipped with a virtual reality headset, augmented reality glasses, a smartphone, a computer or a video game console, it is possible to interact with these 3D virtual spaces.

The metaverse opens up many possibilities in video games and social media, but also in business, education, sales and real estate. Microsoft Mesh, for example, will soon offer a virtual office platform. Through avatars or holograms, users will be able to collaborate virtually in a 3D space simulating an office environment.