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What is the metaverse, the new digital universe that the tech giants are betting on

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Facebook has just announced that it will hire 10,000 people in Europe to develop the “metaverse.”

But what exactly is this concept that is grabbing more and more headlines, concentrating more investment from big tech companies and being described as the next great frontier of the digital world?

It is still an idea in development and to someone outside the industry it might just seem like an enhanced version of virtual reality (VR).

But experts say it will be to VR what smartphones were, in terms of technological revolution, to the rudimentary first smartphones.

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