Volocopter panorama over New York City.
Volocopter panorama over New York City.
Image source: www.volocopter.com

Since the beginning of recorded history humanity has dreamt about flight. The earliest flying toy originated in China around 320 A.D. and was one of the earliest helicopter concepts, with a propeller attached to a stick that achieved flight after being spun rapidly with the hands. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), the Italian artist, engineer, and philosopher had a particular fascination with human mechanical flight and most of his ideas drew inspiration from nature. He designed machines that employed flapping wings to generate lift and propulsion, just as birds do. …


A girl faces a digital screen and reaches her hand out to it.
A girl faces a digital screen and reaches her hand out to it.
Josh Hild on Unsplash

The Metaverse term was first introduced by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his 1992 sci-fi novel, Snow Crash, where humans, as avatars in a virtual world, socialise and conduct business in a parallel existence. Since then, the term is often used to describe the concept of a collective virtual shared space in a virtual universe and has had a huge impact on the digital technology industry. …

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