While there are some interesting applications for the metaverse (e.g. remote working), there are also a lot of risks related to this possible future web development.
Many companies including META are investing a lot of money to bring metaverse into reality. Reason is simple: metaverse is a kind of Second Life (do you remember it?) with steroids.
A virtual world packed with crypto wallets that will let you buy and sell virtual things and that allows big tech companies to take a step further on targeting ads to you.
I do hope to be wrong, but that's the kind of web we might see in the future.