Nov 5, 2022

Neal Stephenson Named the Metaverse. Now, He’s Building It

Posted by in categories: futurism, virtual reality

Since I won’t be posting on Facebook that much in the future. I will leave you with this post, and also hope to see you there, as with Twitter.

Neal Stephenson invented the metaverse. At least from an imagination standpoint. Though other science fiction writers had similar ideas—and the pioneers of VR were already building artificial worlds—Stephenson’s 1992 novel Snow Crash not only fleshed out the vision of escaping to a place where digital displaced the physical, it also gave it a name. That book cemented him as a major writer, and since then he’s had huge success.

Plus: Depicting the nerd mindset; the best lettuce; and the future is flooding.

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