Most imagine a metaverse will be a fully immersive 3D world, which will be as ubiquitous as the internet is today. But how will the metaverse actually work? And what opportunities will it create? Let’s look at what could happen from a more practical standpoint. We can’t scale with just data centers, we’re going to need hundreds, if not thousands, of servers working in tandem. Orchestration is going to be key to running the Metaverse smoothly. We’ll likely use idle machines, trains, cars, and even excavators to host the metaversion. Distant objects are unlikely to change, unlikely to be hosted with a higher latency, and everything needs the same latency. . . .