The technology powering virtual reality (VR) experiences has significantly improved in recent years. This technology is powering real-world applications like virtual walkthroughs of buildings and products still on the drawing board, or collaborations with colleagues in a virtual meeting room. Facebook has made a big splash into this new "metaverse" by changing its name to Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: FB), but that's not the only way to play this trend as an investor.
These companies aren't as well-known as Meta Platforms and Nvidia. But they could be key players in the metaverse.
Doctors are increasingly visible on social media and tackling misinformation and disinformation, but are calling on the platforms to do a better job with fact-checking.