INDIA, Nov. 24 -- Now that we're getting closer to a reality where virtual lives can be as rich as 'real' ones, virtual real estate is, for lack of a better term, poppin' off the charts. Recently, a plot of land in Decentraland (which is an online world) sold for a cool USD 2.4 million (or Rs 17 Crore ). Decentraland is a world where you can walk around, interact with other people's avatars, visit buildings, and presumably live your entire life as the technology continues to evolve. With Facebook developing haptic sensors that will let you feel items you touch in the metaverse, the next phase of human colonisation may not be Mars - it might just be the internet.

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