The metaverse is the simulated reality in which every multiverse is hosted. It contains around 10^10^10^100 (a googolduplex) multiverses, collectively representing all combinations of arrangements of alternate universes.


The聽Metaverse聽is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space,聽including the sum of all聽virtual worlds,聽augmented reality, and the聽internet. The word聽metaverse聽is a portmanteau聽of the prefix "meta" (meaning "beyond") and "universe" and 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 term was coined in聽Neal Stephenson's 1992聽science fiction聽novel聽Snow Crash, where humans, as聽avatars, interact with each other and聽software agents, in a聽3D聽space that uses the metaphor of the real world. Stephenson used the term to describe a聽virtual reality-based successor to聽the Internet.聽Concepts similar to the Metaverse have appeared under a variety of names in the聽cyberpunk聽genre of fiction as far back as 1981 in the novella聽True Names. Stephenson stated in the afterword to聽Snow Crash聽that after finishing the novel he learned about聽Habitat, an early聽MMORPG聽which resembled the Metaverse.

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Metaverse is part of a series on verses.
Main Verses:
UniverseMultiverseMetaverseXenoverseHyperverseMegaverseGigaverseTeraversePetaverseExaverseZettaverseYottaverseXennaverseDakaverseHendaverseDokaverseArchverseVoidverseMiniverseMaxiverseShinoverseIntraverseMeskoverseAstroversePanoverseBroverseLinoverseGasverseKudoverseAarexverseRenioverseOmniverseThe OutsideThe BoxThe MegaboxThe UltraboxExistenceEndlessThe VoidThe SupervoidThe HypervoidThe MetavoidThe UltravoidThe XenovoidThe OmnivoidThe MegavoidThe AbsolutevoidThe ArchvoidThe MivoidThe BivoidThe TrivoidThe QuadrivoidThe QuintivoidThe SextivoidThe SeptivoidThe OctivoidThe NonivoidThe DecivoidThe UndecivoidThe DuodecivoidThe TredecivoidThe QuattuordecivoidThe QuindecivoidThe SexdecivoidThe SeptendecivoidThe OctodecivoidThe NovemdecivoidThe VigintivoidThe UnvigintivoidThe DuovigintivoidThe TrevigintivoidThe QuattuorvigintivoidThe QuinvigintivoidThe SexvigintivoidThe SeptenvigintivoidThe OctovigintivoidThe NovemvigintivoidThe TrigintivoidThe UntrigintivoidThe DuotrigintivoidThe TretrigintivoidThe QuattuortrigintivoidThe QuintrigintivoidThe SextrigintivoidThe SeptentrigintivoidThe OctotrigintivoidThe NovemtrigintivoidThe QuadragintivoidThe UnquadragintivoidThe DuoquadragintivoidThe TrequadragintivoidThe QuattuorquadragintivoidThe FinalvoidThe Infinityvoid
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