_ «Now, you may say that all of these are things that existed before. Yes, and we then built adapted versions of them for the virtual world that accommodated the fact that they were being simulated in a virtual space. And now those adaptations are being ported back to meatspace. We could call these three stages of development:
real world, inhabited by people
virtual world, inhabited by users
wold virtual inhabited by userplayers» _
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