Jun 11, 2022 - Technology

1. Pieces of the metaverse

Illustration of hands reaching for each other over a desert landscape.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The metaverse — the virtual dimension the tech world sees as the next big thing — won't have one big grand opening. Instead, it's coming to life in pieces all around us, in research-lab breakthroughs as well as within products available now.

Why it matters: These early glimpses give consumers, activists and legislators a chance to weigh in now on what they like and don't like, shaping the digital future alongside the companies building it.

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