Imagine a digital space or a virtual environment which rendered in 3D. Instead of watching it on the screen, you can go inside to and experience as if you are living in it using virtual reality (VR) headset or augmented reality (AR) devices.
You can meet and interact with people, hold an event, take a trip or shop online. It’s a massive communal virtual environment enabling people to move seamlessly from one space to another. It’s the internet brought to life.
To sum them up, the metaverse is a shared virtual world, which is interactive and collaborative and can be accessed publicly via the internet.
The term metaverse was first coined by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash.” The term was further popularised in the “Ready Player One”, a 2011 science fiction novel by Ernest Cline.
Lately, the metaverse has became an internet sensation, a buzzword which everyone is curious about. Especially when Mark Zuckerberg decided to rebrand Facebook into Meta marking the company’s focus on the metaverse platform.
However, Facebook is not the first and the only company to invest in the metaverse. Other giants like Microsoft, Nvidia and game companies are investing into the metaverse too. In fact, game companies have taken their leading steps some years ago. The 2003 game Second Life has been described as the first metaverse. Fortnite and Roblox are often mentioned as the metaverse too.
Shortly, a lot of companies are going to dive and participating into the metaverse. It is an exciting new world to experience and a new opportunity for business. Cryptocurrency is going to play a big role in the metaverse too.
The metaverse could be the next evolution of how we use the internet. It will become a place or a dimension for entertainment, meeting, study and working. Most of our aspects in life are expected to be moved to the metaverse and done online.
So, how about you? Would you want to live and active in the metaverse? Do you think it can make our life easier and more practical? Let us know your opinion in the comment box below.
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Wahidin Wong is a digital marketer at Adkomu.com and an editor at Tobeeko.com. He is also a jazz and bossa lover.