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Digital divide: Are we already in the early stages of the metaverse?

Economic Times | 04/11/2021 10:16 AM | Click to read full article

When Facebook unveiled a mock-up last week of the " metaverse " -- supposedly the internet of the future -- it showed people transported to a psychedelic world of flying fish and friendly robots. However, some enthusiasts argue that a more modest version of the metaverse is already here. 

Magic Leap makes augmented reality (AR) headsets, which have already been used by surgeons preparing to separate a pair of conjoined twins, and by factory supervisors carrying out site inspections.