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Writing in Wired at the beginning of the year, Mr Baszucki said: “We will see a shift in the way people play, work, learn or simply hang out in 2021. Some of these connections will move into the Metaverse, a digital place where people seamlessly get together and interact in millions of 3D virtual experiences.”

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