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The metaverse is coming: Should we be more worried?

What is lost in the frenzy over the next big thing is the question of whether it is good for society.

When Facebook conducted its rebranding, it supercharged interest in the metaverse. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Every once in a while, the tech community gets a metaphorical bee in its bonnet, and then tries to convince everyone that this new thing - this latest bee - is the most important bee ever and is about to change everything.

You might have heard some of the previous bees: Theranos, smart glasses, superapps, social audio, cryptocurrency, NFT, etc, etc. Sometimes the bee really does change the world and sometimes the bee just buzzes off after a while leaving the tech world at peace again, ready to get excited about the next Big Bee.

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