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Facebook is set to become a 'metaverse' company - what could that mean for society?

shown here is a man using his phone. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to turn the social media platform into an even more immersive 'metaverse'

Facebook could soon change direction and become a 'metaverse'. Image: Pexels/Pixabay

Nick Kelly
Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design, Queensland University of Technology
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this is a screen showing 'Upland' in use, which is a kind of ‘metaverse’ property-trading game based on real-world addresses
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