What exactly is the metaverse? When I was asked last month to test out Meta goods at a marketing company's workplace in the North Valley, I thought about that very subject.

Jim Cullinan, a salesperson for Meta, traveled from Seattle to Albuquerque so that Alaina Mencinger, the Journal's retail reporter, and I could try out some VR gear. Because, after all, that is what the metaverse is. VR merchandise

So let's talk about the metaverse now. A tech publication called Wired claims that the term "metaverse" refers to a wide (and frequently hypothetical) change in how we interact with technology rather than to any one particular sort of technology.

According to a Lex Fridman podcast he was on, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, provided the following definition: Many people believe that the metaverse is a physical location, however according to one definition, it refers to the period of time when immersive virtual worlds will rule in how we spend our time and live our lives.

And they should to bring a virtual reality that allows me to ride a hot air balloon the next time Meta comes to town so I can test out VR. That's a solid argument for a New Mexican. But as of right now, I don't buy it.