A virtual reality, or metaverse, is a staple of science fiction, and it's something I've talked and written about on NODE many times. The promise of a matrix-like world we can build, visit, and alter as we see fit, seems inevitable, yet, a long way away.
There is a project though, which is working on making it real. It's called Decentraland, and it has some very interesting features, and because of this, holds the potential for creating this alternate universe. Let's take a look.