The term “metaverse” was something that I heard a couple of times before this course, but this week helped me expand my knowledge on the topic. While my table and I were discussing different software that fall into the category of metaverse, we stumbled upon an interesting conversation. Before discussing various parts of the metaverse, I wanted to hear the individuals at my table’s thoughts on how they define it. One of my table members spoke about how, in a previous semester, she completed a presentation that involved the metaverse. During her research, she found several opinions on what the metaverse truly means because people have many opinions. In simple terms, our definition of metaverse surrounds the idea that the metaverse is a digital software where you can connect with other individuals in a world that is not your own.
Another interesting topic that we discussed in class was GeoCities. The podcast we listened to for homework made me think about the insane digital world we live in and how fast it changes. Specific platforms can be significant software that allows individuals to connect, and then they slowly dwindle and change into something else. Why is that? How can a society love something so much that it disappears entirely only a few years later? This idea made me reflect on various discontinued software people were devoted to for an extended period.