A “replacement” for the Internet, Web 3.x, metaspace, metaverse, metauniverse, NFTs, persistent virtual presence, augmented and virtual reality. Lots of words and phrases to describe the continuing cultural and technical shift in URL (unreal life, as opposed to IRL – in real life). A thought provoking article from the Verge on developments in this space.

https://www.theverge.com/22701104/metaverse-explained-fortnite-roblox-facebook-horizon