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More than $120 billion was invested into the metaverse space in the first six months of 2022.

More than $120 billion was invested into the metaverse space in the first six months of 2022. Image: Pexels/ThisIsEngineering

Kate Whiting
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In the six months to June 2022, investment in the metaverse had topped $120bn. Image: McKinsey.

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It will take at least five years for metaverse technologies to reach maturity. Image: World Economic Forum.

A bar chart showing leading business sectors worldwide have already invested in the metaverse as of March 2022.
Leading business sectors that have already invested in the metaverse. Image: Statista.

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