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I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me
You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere
I can be bought but no one truly owns me
People buy me but I don't truly exist
I am 3 on a 2
Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing
Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

Hint

I have 9 letters

Hint 2

"I am 3 on a 2" you are looking at this.

Hint 3

I am a type of NFT

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Answer:

metaverse

I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me

metaverse is virtual

You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere

you can go anywhere in the metaverse but it isn't really anywhere

I can be bought but no one truly owns me

metaverse is virtual, can be bought but not truly owned

People buy me but I don't truly exist

metaverse is virtual, doesn't actually exist in the real world, everything in it can be bought but not owned

I am 3 on a 2

3D world on a 2D screen that you're looking at

Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing

metaverse property could be an investment, but others think it's worth nothing

Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

some say metaverse is the future (i.e. Facebook), some say it will go away

Hint

I have 9 letters
9 letters in "metaverse"

Hint 2

"I am 3 on a 2" you are looking at this.
3D world on a 2D screen that you're looking at

Hint 3

I am a type of NFT
Metaverse property runs on NFT

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    $\begingroup$ The "I am 3 on a 2" refers to "And 3d world on a 2d screen". But good job. $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Apr 22, 2022 at 2:03
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Are you

an NFT?


I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me
You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere

People can buy NFTs for pretty much anything, but it's a data-based abstraction rather than a physical reality.

I can be bought but no one truly owns me
People buy me but I don't truly exist

Again, people spend money on these things, but they don't really exist, they're just a way of granting some abstract rights.

I am 3 on a 2

This is probably the part?

Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing
Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

Some people see value in NFTs and think they're the future of trading. Others think they're a pointless fad which will soon be over.


Much of this could actually apply to any sort of

financial abstraction, including stock market options or even money itself.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbh tbg n unys bs gur nafjre. Gur nafjre vf zber fcrpvsvp.) $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Apr 7, 2022 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur "V nz 3 ba n 2" unf n qrsvavgvba gung fubhyq or hapbirerq. Nsgre lbh trg gur nafjre vg jvyy znxr zber frafr.) $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Apr 7, 2022 at 20:04
  • $\begingroup$ rot13("V nz 3 ba n 2" pbhyq zrna gur chmmyr vf ersreevat gb Ovgpbva, jubfr flzoby vf n pncvgny O jvgu gjb iregvpny yvarf guebhtu vg (yvxr n qbyyne fvta), juvpu xvaq bs ybbxf yvxr gur ahzore 3 ba gbc bs n ebzna ahzreny 2.) $\endgroup$
    – SQLnoob
    Apr 8, 2022 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ @SQLnoob Sorry for slow reply ... it was a good idea, but the OP's edit/hint seems to disprove it. $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2022 at 6:41
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Real wacky but just as a thought:

Australia

I can be bought but no one truly owns me
People buy me but I don't truly exist

Here is the main idea: Australia is a corporate state. It is a Form 18-K United States SEC registered entity. This allows the Nation of Australia to issue securities in the US market. But no one really owns it. You can buy the securities, but can't own Australia

I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me.
You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere

Only if you are in Australia since it's a country, and thus not a tangible thing

I am 3 on a 2

Referring to number of elements on the modern and old flags: the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross, and just union jack and the star on the old one. or 3 colors on the 2 color background

Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing
Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

Talking about the longest running period of economic growth without a recession.

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  • $\begingroup$ yes yes yes yes this is actually amazing $\endgroup$
    – user79541
    Apr 21, 2022 at 17:21
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    – gabbo1092
    Apr 21, 2022 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ Wow this fits perfectly but this is not the answer in mind. $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Apr 21, 2022 at 19:03
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Are you

Bitcoin?

I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me

You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere

You can see it on a screen anywhere, but it doesn't truly 'exist'.

I can be bought but no one truly owns me

People buy me but I don't truly exist

People can by bitcoin but it doesn't give them something physical to own.

I am 3 on a 2

This could be talking about how bitcoin changes price and so it can be worth 3, on the second day maybe?

Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing

Some people invest in bitcoin while others don't care/ know about it.

Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

Some people say bitcoin is the future of currency.

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  • $\begingroup$ In my hint I mention "I have 9 letters", "Bitcoin" has 7. $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Apr 20, 2022 at 2:52
  • $\begingroup$ I do see that my answer doesn't align with the hint now. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2022 at 2:59
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Answer:

Zuck Bucks

I exist just before your eyes but you can't touch me

zuck bucks are virtual

You can be anywhere but I will be nowhere

you can take zuck bucks anywhere but they're nowhere

I can be bought but no one truly owns me

you can buy zuck bucks but don't really own them

People buy me but I don't truly exist

you can buy zuck bucks but it doesn't really exist, it's virtual

I am 3 on a 2

Under Section 3(a)(2), a "bank" is defined broadly to mean any national bank, or any banking institution organized under the law. Zuck bucks is like this

Some consider me an investment some consider me nothing

some think zuck bucks could be an investment, others think it's worth nothing

Some say I am the future, some say I am just a trend with an end

some say zuck bucks are the future (i.e. Facebook), some say it will go away

Hint

I have 9 letters
9 letters in "zuck bucks"

Hint 2

"I am 3 on a 2" you are looking at this.
Under Section 3(a)(2), a "bank" is defined broadly to mean any national bank, or any banking institution organized under the law. Zuck Bucks is like this

Hint 3

I am a type of NFT
Zuck Bucks is an NFT

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