The Metaverse +AI Hype Cycle

Avi Bar-Zeev
3 min readFeb 25

Last year’s “Metaverse Hype Cycle” graph predicted [correctly] a big downswing in Metaverse hype this year. How did I know that would happen? Cyberspace. Virtual Reality. Information Superhighway.

If something doesn’t stick immediately, the next iteration of the thing likes to find a new name, to indicate newness, or else people say “not this shit again.” And one thing was for sure: we are 5+ years away from a…

Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Pioneer (30+ years), started/helped projects at Microsoft (HoloLens), Apple, Amazon, Keyhole (Google Earth), Linden Lab (Second Life), Disney (VR), XR Guild