Shared, virtual 3D spaces: Metaverse is currently one of the latest online trends. Made up of the words "meta", meaning "beyond", and "verse", standing for universe, the metaverse creates a virtual universe on the internet that is becoming increasingly important. If the trend continues, the metaverse could quickly become a must-have for companies including those outside the IT sector, in order to stand out from the competition and keep up with the high-paced times. Never heard of it? Then the podcast episode on the Metaverse by Michael Stelzner as well as the films Free Guy and Ready Player One will provide you with great insight.