Neal Stephenson, creator of the term ‘metaverse’, said this Saturday that it is not related to the recent change of the name of the social media conglomerate from Facebook to Meta.
Since there seems to be growing confusion on this: I have nothing to do with anything that FB is up to involving the Metaverse, other than the obvious fact that they’re using a term I coined in Snow Crash. There has been zero communication between me and FB & no biz relationship.
— Neal Stephenson (@nealstephenson) October 29, 2021
“As there seems to be growing confusion about this: I have nothing to do with anything Facebook is doing with the ‘metaverse’ other than the obvious fact that they are using a term that I coined in ‘Snow Crash’,” he wrote Stephenson on his Twitter account.
Also, the writer added that “there has been zero communication” between Facebook and him, and there has not been “a commercial relationship.”
Neal Stephenson created the term ‘metaverse’ in 1992 in his science fiction novel ‘Snow Crash’. In the work, the ‘metaverse’ is presented as an urban environment, developed around a single 100-meter wide road.
- Company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that the company will operate under the Meta name. The step seeks to reflect the new approach of the company that works in the construction of its ‘metaverse’.
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