Recently, anyone, even a non-regular user of social media, has come across the term metaverse. This term actually existed even before but was brought to the forefront when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook will now be known as Meta. Zuckerberg’s vision of the metaverse is an online virtual world that we can access and have experiences in using Virtual and Augmented Reality headsets. Let’s see below more detailed information on what exactly metaverse is and the importance it has
What is Metaverse ???
Metaverse — which has recently gained so much popularity — continues to dominate the internet search trends due to the renaming of Facebook as Meta. Metaverse is predicted to radically transform the way we live in the world around us. But what does this term Metaverse really mean? We can define Metaverse as a simulated digital environment that uses Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Blockchain, along with concepts from social media, to create spaces for rich user interaction mimicking the real world. As I mentioned above, due to the announcement that Facebook’s future would be in the metaverse, we can consider this as a social sphere where people will have the opportunity to meet each other to personalized avatars. In fact, this is what makes the difference from simple phone calls, the ability to become similar to the feeling of real life.
WHY METAVERSE MATTERS A LOT ???
Now a days, people are driven to adopt new and innovative methods to improve and more easily perform their tasks, and not only. At the same time favored by the pandemic, avatar-based social games have reached the peak of demand for use. The importance of metaverse spaces lies in the fact that in parallel as we interact in our real life we will have the opportunity to perform any task of daily routine included entertainment within this space. It is worth mentioning here that at the moment metaverse does not exist yet. What is currently accessible are Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR). The ability to integrate the physical and virtual world enables metaverse to incorporate AR, VR, and MR in several everyday use-cases and domains such as entertainment, manufacturing, health care, collaboration, sports, and training.
WHAT’S NEXT ????
As I mentioned above the concept of the metaverse is still in its infancy and it is not known how long it will take to create it. What is clear is the major role it will play in everyday reality and in the way people use and interact with technology. The advantages that are expected to be gained from metaverse seem also to have great importance as are the expectations for the popularity it will gain. The massive meta-implications that are expected will affect various areas, thus further expanding the horizons of technology in our daily lives.