Episode 1 「XANA」/
Shingo Hiasa was at work. A simple room with minimal furniture and interiors. In front of Shingo, multiple windows were displayed in the air, and he was creating a single document using a translucent keyboard that floated in front of him. A woman in a maid's outfit waiting by his side says, without showing any sign that she was working on some kind of task.「 Master, the material you requested is ready.」「Thank you.」Shingo looks over the text in the newly displayed window, and by moving his finger, he copies the necessary parts and pastes them into the created document. Work is going well. If this is the case, it will be possible to finish it by the scheduled time. In Shingo's field of vision, both hands are moving as a matter of course. Of course, it is his intention to move it, and he is familiar with it without any discomfort. ──But this is not a real-world scene. Shingo had a certain physical sensation apart from the body he was moving now. His true physical sensation sitting deep in his own chair. The virtual world 『XANA』《Metaverse》. That was the name of the world spreading in front of the Shingo's eyes.『XANA』 is the current mainstream Metaverse, and what he is currently moving is his alter ego "Avatar". Since it is for work, the actual name is displayed overhead. Shingo's real body is equipped with a head-mounted display《HMD》, which has the function to read brain waves, allowing him to control his avatar with his thoughts. It is common to work in the Metaverse in modern times. In the past, working at home with a real body was called telework, but now it is a more advanced form. If it is work using a PC called desk work, it is possible to do it without any problem in the metaverse, and it is rather an advantage that it is not necessary to be tied to the physical space. I could also provide a supportive presence for myself here. The avatar in the shape of a woman standing by Shingo is not operated by a real human being. Her name is Yuri.