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Into the Metaverse: 5 things to know about tech's latest buzzword

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an avatar of himself during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook as Meta.   © Facebook/Reuters

TAIPEI/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Mark Zuckerburg raised eyebrows when he announced late last month that his social media empire will be rebranded as "Meta."

The name is inspired by a sci-fi concept known as the metaverse -- and the company formerly known as Facebook is betting that it represents the future of the internet.

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