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Even though it’s virtual, the metaverse does actually impact the environment

The metaverse may sound like a strange and distant concept, but the fact of the matter is that it already has a big presence in our society Image: Unsplash/Vinicius "amnx" Amano

Lizzy Rosenberg

Associate editor, Distractify

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