Big Tech has its eyes set on the metaverse. Here’s what that means

Big Tech has its eyes set on the metaverse. Here's what that means

The metaverse was originally conceived as the setting for dystopian science fiction novels, where virtual universes provide an escape from crumbling societies. Now, the idea has transformed into a moonshot goal for Silicon Valley, and become a favorite talking point among startups, venture capitalists and tech giants.