Web 3.0 vs. Metaverse: similarities and differences.

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Web 3.0 vs. Metaverse: similarities and differences.

Currently, two topics may confuse the reader. Both refer to the decentralized future of the internet and the social sphere.
Web 3.0 is a digital place where we can produce content, share it, and formalize deals. Users will be able to interact with data through artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.
On the other hand, we have got the Metaverse. It refers to a virtual space of the future that allows access to a wide range of entertainment and projects involving the entire spectrum of augmented reality.
At first glance, these two topics are identical, but let's dive into this deeper. Web 3.0 vs. Metaverse

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We have asked 683 Experty community members questions related to "Web 3.0 vs. Metaverse: similarities and differences.". We have received many valuable replies, the best ones (based on Experty community feedback) you can read below.

article avatarHussein Hashish

Blockchain academic & analyst.

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Well many people get confused on what the Metaverse is, and to put in extremely simple terms, its a new way for people to interact with content online, so instead of interacting with 2 dimensional applications on a mobile phone, or browsing through the web flipping through pages or tabs, these websites are transformed into 3-dimensional objects. So, instead of browsing through an apparel store or an online sports shop, the website is transformed to a 3-dimensional building or mall, where users interact with it as in-game characters or avatars. instead of flipping through pages on a web browser, users will be able to interact virtually and immerse themselves in the virtual building. not only that, they will be able to walk or virtually teleport from one "website" to the other but in 3-dimensions. The next level is integrating Virtual reality headsets which will push the experience to another level where users can then "feel" & interact with objects and other users virtually. So the concept of the Metaverse would be like a more interactive & immersive internet where users will be able to jump from one virtual world to the other. Web3.0 is the evolution of how users control their online identities and digital assets. in Web2.0, which we have been living & experiencing, is where companies and developers develop online products and services, such as social media apps for instance, for users to interact with, but in a centralized manner, meaning the companies own everything on the platform and users have little to no control over the content they create. So web2.0, users create content, companies control the content and monetize it. Web3.0 users create the content, and users control & monetize the content. how? through blockchain & cryptocurrencies. Blockchain enables users online to interact with online services which are governed by a decentralised network of computers, not a single company, with access to these services being totally open and permissionless for anyone with an internet connection & a cryptocurrency wallet. In this setting, users have full control of their online identities & control when and how they share their data with different online applications through their private keys. in Web2.0, the centralized entity controls access to the service, and control user data. in Web2.0 users register to access a service and give up their precious data and content in exchange for convenience of the service. unless they agree to the terms of service, they are bared for access. in Web3.0, the online service is open for access to anyone and no registration needed, so users have full control of their data but at the same time bear the risk of protecting their digital data and assets as they become the only custodians and therefore forego the convenience of centralized services.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

With all of this into consideration, the OPEN Metaverse is indeed WEB3.0. An internet with no gatekeepers and centralized entities. An internet that is governed by a decentralized community of nodes that offer open, permissionless, censorship resistant access to users around the world to exchange value and information on their own terms. An internet that is immersive and provide a way to digitally own & transfer data and content freely.

article avatarBarış Parlan

Blockchain Consultant

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 is actually the "engine" that utilizes innovations came with blockchain. Within this context Metaverse is just new dimension that includes "gaming, cinema, concert, entertainment, social platforms, education, simulation based training" approaches that uses Web 3.0 innovations to fulfill it's purpose. Many things that will be on web but not part of Metaverse, will still be within the context of Web 3. No one is sure about what extend industries will be part of Metaverse idea, but it is certain that huge chunk of internet as we know it (web 2.0) will transform into Web 3.0 idea.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

On technological sense many innovations that came with blockchain forms very same common ground of both terms. Every new blockchain idea and solution is instantly considered new candidate module to be integrated on Web 3.0 engine which will power the Metaverse products and solutions.

article avatarVictoria Ejumegu Eloho

Web developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 is firstly an improvement on Web 2.0 internet and it is the technology that enables internet activities to be done on it. While Metaverse talks about futuristic era where computer supported devices generate ways for humans to move into the digital realm.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

1. The internet (online)- having to connect to the internet through Mobile network or service provider. 2. Computer and digital devices that serves as a medium or point of contact to the online world. 3. Technology- that phase of revolution that makes life easier. 4. Humans/users that use or will use such technology

article avatarMark Porporino

Disruptiveinet ⚡ Smarter 5G

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

The difference between WWW 3.0 and Metaverse (plus DeFi): The "decentralized web", most commonly called "Web 3.0," might best be described as "The [sometimes decentralized] Over-The-Top (OTT) and new Worldwide Web 3.0 wherein the telco/Internet Service Providers are no longer divided (the basis for OTT)." Metaverse, on the other hand, is still encapsulated within the surface and deep webs. Next, we will have the extremely addictive/immersive virtual reality products, such as Facebook Oculus, set to become the most destructive and intrusive technologies the public has ever seen. Now, as for Decentralized Finance... The cryptocurrencies will remain almost incidental to the technologies beneath. There is always more to the story, but this is the simplest way I can quickly describe the (very loaded) topic.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

They are intrinsically attached to one another. I think I've already explained this well. But since you insist, and to repeat, the Metaverse will still exist in the surface and deep webs whereas Web 3.0 is still commonly called "decentralized"; however, Metaverse, (again), will remain "centralized" to the extent of the controlling platforms in social media. I have no way to explain all of this without the inclusion of all the extremely advanced engineering considerations I have brushed upon. I just hope some of this makes sense. Have a groovy day.

article avatarmiss ana 37

developer stack full

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Virtual world freely access through the internet and open,trustless and permissionless networks. they both will be decentral and freely accessible for all people.

article avatarIbrahim Sunday

Full stack web developers

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0, and metaverse had remain one of the unfolded latest technology so far. A lot ideas related to each seems to depict the same idea, which is advance users experience on the internet. While web3.0 focuses on making the internet more intelligent, easily accessible, the metaverse is said to be like a virtual environment which one can be in and exist. Metaverse will require extra hardware's, more intelligence and a lot more time to achieve. The web 3.0 is being gradually introduced and a lot of website has been showing a tip of an iceberg of what is to come... I see it that web 3.0 will precede the metaverse, as the metaverse will also embrace the whole of web 3.0 technology.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

I see both to be advanced technology, which is something that will evolve gradually. The technologies will involve high level of artificial intelligence and advance user interface.

article avatarJeffrey Paquin

Compliance Engineer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

For me personally, it is not web 3.0 and Metaverse, nor is it Web 3.0 vs the Metaverse. They are Synergis. Web 3.0 IS the Metaverse. A perpetually expanding and omnipresent opportunity for success. Just like the universe with its billions of galaxies so too will be the Metaverse with its abundance of Decentralized opportunities. Without Web 3.0 there could be no Metaverse and without the Metaverse there would be no need for Web 3.0. How will you use your opportunity to create opportunities for others?

article avatarChuck Hriczko

Web Developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 is still the web. It's a virtual place that stays virtual. The Metaverse is supposed to be a combination of virtual and reality with things such as VR and AR. Most recently, Facebook is announcing they are focusing on the Metaverse. They are going about it with VR. The future though, is AR. Escaping the world is nice for games but the uses of AR can go far beyond into the medical and educational fields amongst others.

article avatarBhijan Neupane

Full Stack Developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 and Metaverse, are inextricably linked with each other if we are talking about the future of internet technology however there are a few differences between them. Let's have a look at the following concepts: WEB 3.0 :- This is an advanced next-generation technology for the internet. Basically, it targets machine learning and artificial intelligence. This technology helps to arrange & well structure the data on the internet to make them easily accessible to any sort of users all around the world. Nowadays, so many websites are exhibiting animated and clickable content due to the help of this technology. It is also known as the “Semantic Web" to offer more functionality, security, and interoperability. Metaverse:- This is also a next-generation technology that attempts to connect offline and online worlds based on augmented reality and virtual reality. This technology helps users to get involved in the digital world. The term metaverse has the border sense so it should not be just limited to virtual reality. META CEO Mark Zuckerberg is believing, the metaverse could give an immersive experience to the users.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

They both are focusing on the next-generation internet technology by changing the way of sharing content through the internet. Both technology help users to dive into the digital world through IoT.

article avatarMoses Akomolafe

Software Architect

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

They both use similar underlying technologies except that Metaerse focuses on the virtual world and the bridge with our world. There would be standard to easily bridge the two as we progress

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

They both rely on HTTP 2.0 and the latest technologies in the web space. Distributed computing is at the core of the patterns used. They both ride on vast user acceptance

article avatarDrew Taylor

Blockchain Developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

In blockchain culture and media I think these terms are being used interchangeably and too indiscriminately. The term "Web 3.0" distinguishes a specific type of Internet application, which may or may not include blockchain technology, but must include executable interactivity of programs. The term "metaverse" refers to alternate, virtual or hyper layers of reality enabled by the executable interactivity of programs (usually powered by the Internet). From this perspective, we could say that the technological growth of metaverses or "the metaverse", in the normative sense, is being powered and enabled by Web 3.0 technology.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 provides a specification standard and framework for bringing "the Metaverse" into being. From a blockchain persepctive, this is achieved by SDKs and APIs that connect internet technology with blockchain compatibility.

article avatarPierre Jean

Crypto Investor

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 pertains to a new internet model of communication. It is a platform that advances on the previous www as we once knew it. Metaverse on the other hand is all about virtual reality powered by social media

article avatarJuan Diego Gomez Peña

UX Researcher and Designer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

There are two key concepts behind these two ideas, or at least that's how I see it from a user experience point of view. In addition, from this perspective, one of the concepts encompasses the other without meaning that one is more than the other. In the case of Web 3.0, we must understand “the value” and on the Metaverse side we must understand “the place”. The value that moves from the real world to the virtual world and can be transmuted into different representations unique in its essence and valuable within the place. To delve a little into these 2 ideas, my thought is that the Metaverse is built, or can be built, on the fundamental foundations of Web 3.0 which allows them to share intrinsic characteristics and generate such confusion. In the end, it is natural to feel a little confused I would say. It's like the time you get in a car and drive it anywhere. (Assuming you already know how to drive) You don't need to understand the internal mechanics of the engine or the workings of the gear to be able to start the vehicle and use it your way.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Fundamentally, it is the ability to build value in a decentralized virtual community. Something not very different from what the communities of each dApp (UniSwap, curve.finance, Compund, etc...) are in the crypto world.

article avatarR F

Engineer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 appeared before Metaverse. Briefly, Web 3.0 brings a decentralized and fairer internet by enabling the individual to be a sovereign. This can be done thanks to blockchain technologies, and is going to allow for data decentralization and create a transparent and secure environment, in order to overtake the main problems of Web 2.0: centralization, surveillance and exploitative advertising. As a consequence, decentralized infrastructure and application platforms will displace centralized tech giants, and individuals will be able to own their data. Metaverse is a digital reality. It combines aspects of augmented and virtual reality, social media, online gaming and cryptocurrencies, allowing users to interact virtually. Therefore, this means is a different concept than Web 3.0.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

As I explained before, the common ground is what it’s related to social media, online gaming and cryptocurrencies. Depending how Metaverse will be implemented, it can be based on a centralized or decentralized approach. If the approach is centralized, Metaverse will be a Web 2.0’s evolution to a digital reality. However, it will be more desirable, from the user perspective, a decentralized approach, which means Metaverse will be based on Web 3.0.

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Giorgi Tsukhishvili

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Metaverse is collective, shared virtual space that is created when the physical realm converges with the virtual realm, which includes virtual reality, augmented reality and the internet. And Web 3.0 is defined as the creation of high-quality content and services produced by gifted individuals using Web 2.0 technology as an enabling platform. Web 3.0 refers to specific technologies that should be able to create the Semantic Web.

article avatarPaul Tansley

Admin

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Meta verse as in decentraland for example is a virtual world where Web 3.0 is a layer on Top of the www These are different but work in sync together

article avatarS Pal

Investor

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Meta verse is built on top of web3 architecture. It has all the advantages of a Web3 architecture with the protection and data security of having a block chain platform for maintaining data integrity

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Metaverse is built on top of the Web3 platform which allows Metaverse to have all the functionality of Web3 like AI, streaming content, interactive webpages and fully functional webpages.

article avatarIsaac Musk

Crypto Analyst

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

In the world of technology, so many web experts still refers to the web 3.0 as 'metaverse'. However, there are some differences between the web 3.0 and the metaverse. The web 3.0 was actually released after web 2.0, however the actual definition is somehow elusive. But there are some qualities, that it exhibits. Like, the web 3.0 can be used as semantic web, that is the capacity to process data across different applications and programs. Othere qualities of web 3.0, is the ability to personalize data. These are some of the features exhibited by web 3.0. Although there are some controversy over the semantic web, which different web experts believe to be a feature posses by third generation of web development. Now, the metaverse, is the enhancement of the web 3.0. with metaverse, you can design a 3D image. Now, most web developers are using the term 'metaverse' to describe the third generation artificial intelligence. So although there are similarities between metaverse and web 3.0, but the metaverse is the advancement of web 3.0. Just as web 3.0 is the advancement of 2.0

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Both share, edit and process data. They also personalize data. They web 3.0 and metaverse are great development in the world of technology. They have help advanced the world of technology. Metaverse was mainly introduced to enhanced or to advanced what the web 3.0 has begun. Most features that were not found in web 3.0, were developed in metaverse. Like image creation using 3D has been introduced in metaverse, which was not in web 3.0.

article avatarOBI BONA

Senior Full Stack Developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Call it the meterverse, web 3.0, i think they're one and the same. There are no dissimilarities between them. They the future of the internet and s whole lot of things like cultures, communities, shopping, entertainment, and economies.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Their common ground is taking the digital world a lot of steps forward like making cultures, communities, shopping, entertainment, and economies and arts, music more digital

article avatarRommel Daguio

Programmer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 is permissionless while Metaverse is immutable ownership of digital goods and currency. Web 3 enhances the internet as we know it today with few other added characteristics like verifiable, trustless, self-governing, permissionless, distributed and robust, stateful and native built-in payments.

article avatarAbay Kapuas

Dec

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Yes web 3.0 and metaverse hype technology in future Web 2.0 enabled the digital revolution that transformed the possibilities for authors and creators, so how will Web 3.0 transform it again over the next decade? This is a special futurist in-betweenisode on what many are calling Web 3.0 which encompasses virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), the metaverse, and the spatial web. It’s intended to give you an awareness of what’s coming as opposed to specific advice on what to do about it since this really is an emerging area.

article avatarHabibu Abdullahi

Developer Associate

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

The similarity between the two is that all are developed using the decentralized technology and with the aims of given the content creators and users , total freedom and rewards for their contributions.

article avatarMathew Emiola

Market analyst,defi tutor, forex and cryptotrader, crypto analyst

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

The difference between metaverse and web 3.0 is little to no difference they are both build on foundation of decentralization Web 3.0 is game changer to the world giving everyone the power of freedom they have been wishing to have, solving the problem of centralization. Web 3.0 is about engaging with online community Metaverse is virtual reality Created to make communication easy and and opportunity for everyone to live a free life and connect with people virtual in respective of the distance. And also power to live a fun filled live and live a life dreams come true

article avatarIbidun Quyyum S.H.I

Aspiring Soliditory Developer and robotics engineer/AI

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

There is no really major difference between the two,is that Web 3.0 is just like a decentralized metaverse, metaverse is just like a innovation virtual reality protocol of web 3.0

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

The common ground are just that, Both deals with processing data more faster and to bring virtual innovation or ideas/ activities into real life

article avatarBatang Riles Riles

Happy

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

web 3.0 is the portal internet gates that let's the user's use to access the world of metaverse while metaverse is the virtual internet world that bind the tangible and intangible process.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

the common ground of both is that they need each other to interact one another using codes and system technology, using same network and blockchain to combine and use it as a virtual world

article avatarBambang Karya

Founder

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

-Web 3.0 connected and intelligent websites and web applications, with a focus on machine-based data understanding. -Metaverse realitas virtual

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 and Metaverse An internet technology that was developed in today's era when everyone can interact effectively Autonomous, a method of building public relations using speculative concepts

article avatarKingsley Okhihie

Web developer

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

I wouldn't have much to say here but to my understand both are trying to advance a way to always keep people connected. Metaverse is more like a visual reality while web 3.0 is a higher form of web 2.0 technologies.

article avatarFadhil Sulaiman

Profesional

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

The base of 3.0 and the metaverse will make things easier on each other with a metaverse that will virtually continue to evolve and have dimensional textures and colors that will bring everything to life.

article avatarDaniel Herghelegiu

self employed

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Both give a sense of presence in real-time by mimicking the mechanisms of social interaction. These are between their denizens through conversations, walks with friends, virtual festivals, fashion shows, exhibitions, and much more.

article avatarEbenezer Oyeodini

Crypto Blockchain Technology expert

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 talks is much concerned about the decentralization of the internet. It gives more freedom to the user of the internet space unlike the other types of web ecosystem like web 1.0 and web 2.0 which was more centralized. Use case can be found in the Ethereum blockchain. Metaverse is much more about augmented reality which is beyond the physical space, examples can be found in Video conferences like Zoom and so on, however i believe the concept also create room for decentralization

article avatarYudha Eka Saputra

Web Developer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

In my opinion, the Web 3.0 definition can be expanded as follows: data will be interconnected in a decentralized way, which would be a huge leap forward to our current generation of the internet (Web 2.0), where data is mostly stored in centralized repositories. Then Metaverse is real world simulation that create on blockchain system with emerging technology, like artificial intelligence, and expanded reality, like VR and AR, create versions of their own digital realities.

article avatarLester Liwag

Trader

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 is the development of blockchain in which social network applies including such activities on how to interact with people, while metaverse is the amplication of social activities like chatting, events, virtual interaction etc.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

The common ground between metaverse with web 3.0 It both uses blockchain technology with social network that operates in the same ground that enables new product that interact the people in their doing.

article avatarStanford Biokoro

Crypto trader, Decentralized finance market analyst, investor and professional crypto educator.

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

In my opinion, the following key difference exists between these two terms: Access point Web 3.0 is mainly accessed via a web browser (a dApp browser). The Metaverse, however, would allow access using not just only through a web browser, but also using physical devices, such as game consoles, virtual and augmented reality devices, etc.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Rather than compete, this two technology, are aligned towards the goal of connecting people within virtual spaces. Yes, they in a sense try to be the bridge for the unconnected Internet population of the world.

article avatarIseoluwa Mathew

Student

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

The little difference between the web 3.0 and metaverse is basically the virtual world. They are both decentralized and game changer. But metaverse will literally makes everyone dream come through, every get to do what they love and build there dreams in a virtual reality. While Web 3.0 solve the issue of ownership(centralization), it will be impossible to censor,gives room to new entry and increase competition

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Common ground between metaverse and web 3.0 is it being decentralized not control by company or government and data secure in which a company is do not get access to our data unlike web 2.0 where big tech company such as google, Facebook have access to all our data

article avatarESMAEL DE GUZMAN

Technician/Trader

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

I think the differences of web 3.0 to Metavers are, Web3 consumers own their data, they able to control their own data, While metavers is the creation of a digital space for us to live, socialize, and work that transcends the space-time of our physical world.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

They are both using advance and beyond digital space, concept of a future iteration of the internet, made up of persistent, shared 3D visual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe.

article avatarMubarak Bidmus

Crypto/ Blockchain Enthusiast and Data Analyst

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Web 3.0 simply put can be called the ‘semantic web’ with its ability to automatically derive meaning by processing data across different applications and program. It includes the decentralized web powered by blockchain technology and decentralized finance including tokenization and digital currencies. On the other hand, the meterverse simply put is Web 3.0 interface which encompasses both physical and digital world and will be accessed and experienced through Augmented Reality AR and Virtual Reality VR devices. Metaverse is the framework for extremely connected life.

What common ground are between the Metaverse with Web 3.0?

Web 3.0 hardwares can include wearables like smart glasses, watches, smart shoes and clothing and many more which will be used to experience the Metaverse (Meta world) The common ground is the technology and applications behind the experience. Where Web 3.0 is the technology and applications built to experience a new verse called metaverse. Social networks in Web 3.0 simply put will not be endless feeds but rather sprawling meterverses.

article avatarEd Omitse

Business man

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

The Metaverse and its impact on every facet of society. The Metaverse is defined as a "collective, shared virtual world generated when the physical and virtual realms collide, including virtual reality, augmented reality, and the internet Web3 and the Internet's democratization.

article avatarVadim Ibraev

programmer

In your opinion, what are the differences between Web 3.0 and Metaverse?

Metaverse is focused on storing content for blockchain technology, while web3.0 is focused on blockchain technology and developing the quality of content and services based on it

Summary

Web 3.0 and Metaverse have a lot in common, but can we say they are the same? Many people get confused about what the Metaverse is and how it is different from Web 3.0.
Metaverse is a new way for people to interact with content online. Instead of interacting with 2-dimensional applications on a mobile phone or browsing through the web flipping through pages or tabs, these websites are transformed into 3-dimensional objects.
The future is based on Web 3.0, which is essentially the engine that absorbs blockchain technologies. Every new blockchain concept and solution is immediately recognized to be integrated into Web 3.0, including Metaverse.

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