The idea of metaverse started off as something Fiction, that was believed to only happen in books or movies, however recent developments suggest otherwise.
Metaverse will enable a new area of digital connectivity, it was introduced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Connect 2021. As per Mark Zuckerberg, “mankind will migrate into the metaverse in the future, leaving reality behind for a world that we create and govern entirely.” Now one might ask, what is metaverse? And why does it have the potential to be a big thing in the future?
Now if you haven’t seen the movie, “Ready Player One” yet, go and watch it. What happens in that movie is a true representation of what the metaverse actually is. In the movie the place called “The OASIS” is a metaverse, which the players access through a VR headset and the wired gloves enabling them to control and do whatever they want in that metaverse. You can be whoever you want and do whatever you like, like play games, wrestle, or do anything you won’t be able to do in your actual life. So, it’s basically a “happy place” for many people.
There haven’t been too much development in metaverse in order to fully explain what it means. In simple words, it is a place, or rather an integrated network of several 3D virtual worlds accessed through VR headsets. Many experts view this place as a parallel universe of our physical world where we can spend our digital life however we want. In it your avatars are able to interact with other avatars easily no matter where on earth is their actual human-self located.
Games influenced by metaverse: Games that are considered a form of metaverse and/or closely resembles metaverse include Minecraft, fortnight and ROBLOX are some of the games that are continually developing and improving. The game “Beat Saber” is also another example of the metaverse influence game where the players swing their arms according to the beat of a particular song. It is also accessed through VR headsets and wired gloves. The work done regarding metaverse is all experimental with no surety what it would look like in the future.
What can we expect from metaverse in the future?
Metaverse is continually being developed and improved and we can expect great things from it in the future:
- An easy and a safe way to get over your fears, without actually doing it you still get an experience of what its actually like.
- It will make it easier to learn new skills
- Makes gaming much more fun and an enjoyable experience
- There will also be opportunities to invest in virtual lands on such games and/or sell or rent them for a price.
- Even education opportunities will be made available here
- Career related advice will also be easier to get
- Visit places you would otherwise won’t be able to go
- Overall, it will be a good investment to work in the real-estate sector in the metaverse.
Throughout these years the term “Metaverse” have not been a foreign word to us. It has been discussed in games, movies and even books. Some of the famous movies that were based on the idea of the metaverse include:
- The Matrix series
- Source Code
- Ready-player one
And many more….
Now, just like any other invention, this one would also have both pros and cons, the biggest disadvantage being disconnected with the actual world and your reality. This disconnection with the world would be considered good by some people but would also give an uneasy feeling to the rest. “Once you put on the headset, you’re separated from the world around you,” writes Ramona Pringle, a digital technology professor and researcher.
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