Are Metaverse and Web3 the same thing?

Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, Metaverse and Web 3.0 (or Web3) are not the same thing. They are, however, linked. Both address the vision of a next step for the Internet. While the Metaverse is designed as a place that is digitally native, but still has no real form, Web3 is a technology that goes against the walled garden ecosystems that are common on the Internet today. Its goal is to use blockchain to freely distribute data.