What is Metaverse?

What is Metaverse? This internet’s major update will bring a virtual 3D world right in front of your very eye!

As we live further and deeper into the digital world, many inventions and ideas have surfaced and bring excitement to all of us tech-freaks.

One of them being the metaverse, an idea that will forever change the internet and digital world.

So, what exactly is metaverse? Is it a brand new social media? Is it a game? How does it work? And what can you expect from this upcoming internet sensation? Let’s dig in!

What is Metaverse?

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Well, to put it simply metaverse is a virtual world where you can create your own very cool avatar to interact and socialize with other people in the world.

The term metaverse originated in the 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson as a combination of the “meta” a Greek language means beyond and “universe” which means, well… universe.

While the term has only exploded in recent times, the implementation of this concept has been around since 2003 when Second Life, a game that involves a virtual world was released and  is often described as the first metaverse.

This concept gained further recognition as the technology evolved with augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality.

While the concept is still under development with tech giants like Meta, Google and Apple further developing their own concept of metaverse. The metaverse has the potential to transform the way we interact with each other in the digital world.

The (Possible) Future of Metaverse

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To be honest, the future of metaverse is still surrounded with uncertainties. But despite that, the metaverse also has huge possibilities that we might like to know.

With the development of better VR and AR equipment it’s quite possible that the movement will be more accurate and visually more realistics thus creating an immersive experience in the world of metaverse.

The social aspects of the metaverse will further evolve with social interaction in the metaverse will become even more engaging.

Imagine attending a virtual concert with millions of people around the world or hanging out in the cafe with your friend.

With the better VR and AR equipment this virtual activity will be seamless and provide you with a better virtual experience.

The metaverse’s possibilities also do not quite stop as being a game or a social media where people from around the world gather around.

Imagine having an ever evolving workspace and education with holographic presentation and real time collaboration tools.

Educational institutions also could create an interactive 3D environments where students can explore historical events, conduct virtual experiments, or even travel virtually to different parts of the world. 

With NFT around, the metaverse is also able to become the rise of a virtual economy where people could own and trade digital assets like clothing or even cryptocurrency.

This concept, while not in a huge scale, has been around, with games like Roblox already offering a digital trading system for their users.

Things to Consider About Metaverse

The metaverse has many fascinating possibilities, but there are drawbacks as well that we might consider and further think about.

Things like privacy and security in these virtual spaces need to be handled to give us a better and safer experience inside the metaverse.

This other issue that is worth considering is the digital divide, equal access to the technology also needs to be thought about to prevent the digital divide.

And on top of that, addiction and its possible negative effects on mental health are ethical issues that require serious thought.

Well, while it might not be perfect and still under development, metaverse has caught many eyes of the internet.

So what do you think about this future huge leap in technology?

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