James notices that it has now been two years since Facebook changed its name to Meta and tells some of the lifecycle of the metaverse buzzword.

Author of Making a Metaverse That Matters: From Snow Crash & Second Life to a Virtual World Worth Fighting For, Au has interesting observations on Meta, Roblox, and the media’s coverage of the concept in a recent article for VentureBeat:


Au also expresses excitement for a new wave of metaverse platforms preparing to launch including Playable Worlds, Everywhere, and Thatgamecompany.