Yesterday at my kids’ soccer tryouts, I overheard two young mothers discussing husband careers. Apparently one of them is starting a company that’s “building a rock climbing app in the metaverse.”
I smiled at the naivete. The metaverse isn’t real. It’s entertaining science fiction that recently became a buzzword to sell exaggerated internet developments.
To be clear, I’m all for building new things—even “pipe dreams” of shipping east coast water to west coast droughts. But substantial things are always honestly described and easily understood.
If not, you’re discussing something that isn’t real.