What is The Metaverse Technology

Regia Marinho
3 min readNov 5, 2021

It’s a virtual reality-based successor to the internet.

NFT Digital art on Opensea. by Regia Marinho

The “metaverse,” is a virtual world where people will live, work, and play. ~CNBC.

Metaverse is a broad term.

It generally refers to shared virtual world environments which people can access via the internet.

It’s a futuristic idea, not really. The term’s origin actually comes from the past. Almost 30 years ago, in fact.

The name “metaverse” came up in his 1992 science-fiction novel “Snow Crash” by author Neal Stephenson. His book write about a virtual reality-based successor to the internet.

In his novel, people use digital avatars of themselves to explore the online world, as a way of escaping reality.

The idea of the metaverse is that it will create new online spaces in which people’s interactions can be multi-dimensional.

Users are able to immerse themselves in digital content rather than simply viewing it.

The term is typically used to describe the concept of a future iteration of the internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe.

The metaverse refers to virtual worlds…the Internet as a whole and includes augmented reality.

A virtual world

It’s a computer-simulated environment that may be populated by many users who can create a personal avatar.

The avatars can be graphical, and textual, or live video avatars with audio and touch sensations.


It can be defined as a system that has three features:

1 — Combination of real and virtual worlds

2 — Real-time interaction

3 — Accurate 3D registration of virtual and real objects.

A metaverse

It’s a shared, digital, virtual community that can be linked to other metaverses, even if they’re not similar.

Imagine walking out of Bloomingdale’s at 59th Street in NYC to find that your ride home to Roosevelt Island…is to a colony in a different solar system. That’s the metaverse.

Regia Marinho

I write about ideas, technology, the future and inspire the world through art. Artist. Civil engineer. https://regiaart.com