Ever since Facebook rebranded itself as Meta, we’ve been hearing a lot of discussions and debates about metaverse. It has become a major trending topic around the world, many predicting it to be the next big thing!
What is the Metaverse?
The metaverse as a concept has been around for quite a long time. It can simply be defined as the virtual shared universe that seamlessly integrates with our real ones. It was first popularised in the sci-fi novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson to refer to a completely digital universe.
"I believe that metaverse is the next chapter for the internet", said Mark Zuckerberg during Facebook's annual Connect Conference. The ultimate evolution of the internet.🙌
It's incredible how the Metaverse will be the getaway for us to go places just by sharing a virtual universe.
How does it work?
It is about bringing together several technologies such as social media, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), online gaming and so on that will enable people to interact with each other. The metaverse is a wider concept — things like taking a trip, going to a concert, or joining a virtual office can be executed. Just the idea of going anywhere & everywhere with the exact replicas of the real world is so fascinating that we can't even imagine at the moment.
When will the Metaverse get here?
At present, apps like Zoom or Microsoft teams can also be called an aspect of metaverse or an early version as many people can interact with one another in a shared virtual space. The digital world is constantly developing & welcoming the great-grand metaverse will take another 10 years as this is what Mark Zuckerberg believes. To think about it, it will be worth the wait.
We are constantly redefining the meaning of 'virtual' & many analysts believe that the concept of the metaverse will create a host of new opportunities in the structure of economies, working domains & new opportunities to connect with other people. Hoping it to be another creation of a bright future!
Will the metaverse change the way we live, work, and socialize or is it another buzz?