Virtual worlds, real emissions: Building an environmentally sustainable Metaverse
We hear a lot about the Metaverse today. Though it was first coined in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 novel Snow Crash, it exploded in popularity starting from 2021, as evidenced by search volume and academic papers containing the term.
The Metaverse can mean many things. It could mean fully immersive virtual worlds, or augmented reality that blurs the lines between truth and fiction, or marketplaces for NFTs.