All About The Metaverse
You may have heard Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg refer to the Metaverse off the back of the rebranding of the parent company of the social network giant. It’s commonly compared to what you would qualify as ‘cyberspace’. It doesn’t refer to a specific type of technology or innovation, but rather how different forms of technology interact with one another. And how we also interact with technology.
At present, the different forms of technology that you would see as making up the Metaverse include virtual and augmented reality. It can also be ‘worlds’ that you access through consoles. In essence, it covers how technology is connected and how we connect through technology. This can also include the devices that connect us to these other worlds. One of which you have probably got in your pocket right now, yes a smartphone.
The term can also be used to describe digital economies. Whereby digital goods can be bought and whereby digital currencies can also be traded. NFT’s are also one of the latest additions to the Metaverse. Pieces of digital art that are quickly becoming trendy collectable.
As you might have guessed by now it’s quite difficult to describe exactly what the term means. As it vaguely covers everything that contributes to the internet and technology as we see it today. It’s hugely beneficial as it has helped us in so many areas of life and it will continue to.
So what does the future hold for the Metaverse? Well, if it is to be how it was envisioned in the early 20th century, there is a long way to go. If you imagine the virtual world of Second Life. All of the technology we use would need to be embodied likewise in a virtual world and it would need for everything to be internet-connected.
And so going back to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Their logic behind the naming of Meta as the parent company now becomes apparent. Meta is the parent company of all of the technologies that are owned by Facebook. Including some of the biggest apps on the planet including Instagram and WhatsApp, collectively boasting billions and billions of users.
There are also a series of boxes that a future Metaverse would need to tick, with some of these including:-
- The ability to be significantly scared.
- Virtual worlds.
- Contioniously synchronous, including the continuity of data.
- The ability to handle an unlimited number of users.
The above are just some of the properties that would constitute and make up what everyone perceives to be a future and ideal Metaverse. And in summary, we have come a long way when it comes to technology and I think we can look forward to a very exciting future.
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