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Games are one of the oldest social technologies known to humankind: board games and gaming tokens have been discovered that are over 5,000 years old.

For as long as there have been games on computers, they’ve moved technology forward in innovative and sometimes unexpected ways. Games are one of the drivers between real-time networking as well as graphics processing units. These enabling hardware and software technologies—GameTech—will be what the metaverse is built upon.

Games have given rise to several adjacent categories of experience including immersive social and esports.