every shape
every entity
every being

every terrain
every landscape
every space

every time
every future

every whole


A term introduced by Neal Stephenson in his science-fiction bestseller Snow Crash, the metaverse is a particular vision of a reality based internet world whose avatars represent literal beings who belong to earth's physical domain. The metaverse reinforces class boundaries by digitally separating public terminal users from private users by allowing private users to display an enhanced, personalized avatar. Hiro Protagonist of Snow Crash, last of the freelance hackers, greatest sword fighter in the world, is a metaverse warrior and a literal embodiment of his name. His mission is to save all programmers of the world from a psychological computer virus...