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Metaverse: Mozilla’s WebVR Helps Create Immersive Internet

WebVR_APINow, Mozilla is using WebVR to create an immersive version of the Internet dubbed Metaverse, a term first used in the 1992 sci-fi novel “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson that described a virtual domain without physical or social status limitations.

VentureBeat quotes Mozilla senior vice president of emerging technology Sean White as describing his company’s Metaverse as, “part of the natural evolution, an extension, of how we connect with computation, with each other, and with the world around us.”

Although “it’s easy to think of the socialized digital worlds of ‘Second Life’ and its VR successors, Linden Lab and High Fidelity, as models for a Metaverse,” not everyone agrees gaming engines are the solution. For many of those skeptics, “WebVR is the most obvious candidate for the job because it’s an open protocol and not a closed platform and therefore can serve as a binding force that bridges and connects disparate mediums together.”

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