A term coined by Neal Stephenson in 1992's Snow Crash, the Metaverse is the concept of a virtual world that users inhabit via VR. Facebook is pushing the concept hard, rebranding its business as Meta in the belief that VR/AR tech will take over from screens within the next decade, and that users will want to navigate the web in a more embodied sense by teleporting in and out of virtual spaces. The vision is that everything you're currently doing online, you'll be able to do in the metaverse, and a lot more as technology and content are developed.