Cecilia D’Anastasio: “The idea of the metaverse has reemerged under a new sky. The current frenzy? It’s simply a succinct way for Big Tech to ­repitch its extensive lineup of products. The metaverse describes the next state of the internet’s consolidation, a marketing spin on Big Tech’s increasing reach and power. It’ll be Big Tech — just as problem-riddled as now — but bigger.”