There is already an existed metaverse. It’s the Facebook.
You see virtual profile photos, virtual identities, virtual stories, virtual relationships, virtual opinions, virtual masters with virtual theories, contents you don’t own, things you don’t say in real life, real money, real fake, real scam there, every day.
Once on Facebook, you have a pair of AR glasses on by default. You see people’s fun, rich, exciting life imposed on your dull, poor, self-replicating one; and you return to the real world in a flash with the glasses off.
Why Mark Zuckerberg loves metaverse so much? Because he has already done it and made a hell lot of real money from you.