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13th Sep '17 8:47:20 AM Larkmarn
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The trope answer: The Internet becoming {{Cyberspace}} ''for real'' and everyone knowing about it and interacting with it that way[[note]] (see the final paragraph of this description)[[/note]].

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The trope answer: The Internet becoming {{Cyberspace}} ''for real'' and everyone knowing about it and interacting with it that way[[note]] (see the final paragraph of this description)[[/note]].
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30th Aug '17 10:04:16 PM SimYouLater
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The advent of VideoGame/SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.

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The advent of VideoGame/SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.
grids. However, with the drastic dulling of the use of these services, [[TechnologyMarchesOn the concept fell by the wayside for years]]... until projects like UsefulNotes/OculusRift and [[https://janusvr.com Janus VR]] started [[CyclicalTrope bringing it back]].
30th Aug '17 9:59:50 PM SimYouLater
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The trope answer: The Internet becoming {{Cyberspace}} ''for real'' and everyone knowing about it and interacting with it that way.

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The trope answer: The Internet becoming {{Cyberspace}} ''for real'' and everyone knowing about it and interacting with it that way.
way[[note]] (see the final paragraph of this description)[[/note]].
19th Jun '17 3:15:48 PM eroock
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This is a subtrope of CyberSpace where it's widely known and used as a replacement for today's Internet by the public at large, not just by a few lucky hackers, discoverers, or inventors' friends.

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This is a subtrope of CyberSpace {{Cyberspace}} where it's widely known and used as a replacement for today's Internet by the public at large, not just by a few lucky hackers, discoverers, or inventors' friends.
1st Feb '16 6:22:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', by TadWilliams.

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* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'', by TadWilliams.Creator/TadWilliams.
3rd Aug '15 12:22:28 PM Cryoclaste
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The advent of SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.

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The advent of SecondLife VideoGame/SecondLife and its open-source equivalent, OpenSim, may make this future arrive sooner than you think. Some might argue that it already has, what with real-world governments and businesses setting up shop in Second Life, people making real-world money entirely within Second Life, and successful experiments at teleporting avatars between the Second Life grid and various [=OpenSim=] grids.



* Used in the works of Kawahara Reki. The idea is just starting to pick up steam in ''SwordArtOnline'', but by the time of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' it's become commonplace. It helps that between the two series "diving" technology is miniaturised from bulky [=NerveGear=] headsets to the slim [=NeuroLinker=] collar, the latter also having an AugmentedReality function that essentially replaces mobile phones.

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* Used in the works of Kawahara Reki. The idea is just starting to pick up steam in ''SwordArtOnline'', ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', but by the time of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' it's become commonplace. It helps that between the two series "diving" technology is miniaturised from bulky [=NerveGear=] headsets to the slim [=NeuroLinker=] collar, the latter also having an AugmentedReality function that essentially replaces mobile phones.



* In {{Whitewolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' game, there's the Digital Web, and one faction is working on Reality 2.0 to boot.
* ''{{Shadowrun}}'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.

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* In {{Whitewolf}}'s Creator/{{Whitewolf}}'s ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' game, there's the Digital Web, and one faction is working on Reality 2.0 to boot.
* ''{{Shadowrun}}'''s ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'''s Matrix. Not related to the movie.



* TheNamelessMod: a meta example. The game (mod) is set in forum city-a fictional {{metaverse}} based on VideoGame/DeusEx where player avatars are based on VideoGame/DeusEx characters.

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* TheNamelessMod: ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod'': a meta example. The game (mod) is set in forum city-a fictional {{metaverse}} based on VideoGame/DeusEx where player avatars are based on VideoGame/DeusEx characters.



* SecondLife

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* SecondLifeVideoGame/SecondLife
22nd Jul '15 5:06:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' - The Internet has evolved into just this, except the avatars are independent, sentient entities instead of just virtual images of the users. Also, it's been extended into everything from water coolers to vases.

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* ''MegamanBattleNetwork'' ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'' - The Internet has evolved into just this, except the avatars are independent, sentient entities instead of just virtual images of the users. Also, it's been extended into everything from water coolers to vases.
22nd Feb '15 8:37:52 AM HerissonRamoneur
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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.

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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', ''{{Literature/REEL}}'' (the [[FunWithAcronyms acronym]] is French for "real"), where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.
22nd Feb '15 8:32:26 AM HerissonRamoneur
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* The titular ''{{Literature/REEL}}'', where every person on Earth has an individual account since birth. It allows an equal access to education, communication and entertainment.
3rd Dec '14 1:09:37 PM nombretomado
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* The manga for ''DenshaOtoko'' has a ''very'' primitive version of this, with round, dumpling-like users floating in a gray cyberspace and talking in text, as a representation for a chatroom.

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* The manga for ''DenshaOtoko'' ''[[Franchise/TrainMan Densha Otoko]]'' has a ''very'' primitive version of this, with round, dumpling-like users floating in a gray cyberspace and talking in text, as a representation for a chatroom.
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