Metaverse A 3D-rendered, boundless, virtual world first draft
What is Metaverse
The metaverse is a digital world where people use their 3D avatars to perform virtual activities, including purchasing property, playing sports, owning land and space, and even performing financial transactions using digital currency. This does not end here, the activities you can perform are limitless. The metaverse has been around for a while but hasn’t been considered mainstream until the recent past. It’s a concept that enables fusion of the real world with a digital, virtual world.
How did the concept of Metaverse emerge
The concept of metaverse emerged when Sir Charles Wheatstone introduced us with the concept of “binocular vision” in 1838 which later became the founding stone for the modern VR headsets used nowadays.
The term metaverse was then first used in a science fiction novel called Snow Crash in which the humans were depicted as the programable avatars which interact with each other inside a three-dimensional virtual space.
What makes it popular
Digital content has been accessed in a two-dimensional form via 2D supporting devices and screens over decades. Therefore, it’s time to move from two-dimensions (2D) to three-dimensions (3D). However, there are several limitations associated with this move – for instance, development of 3D objects is time and money intensive. It requires significant investments in expertise, storage, rendering, processing, and accessing of the 3-dimensional digital content. Good news, however, is consistent evolution of technology and to a certain extent, the recent changes in world’s ways of working has helped as well.
Today, collaboration has become remote and virtual, thanks to the new breed of collaboration tools, such as Teams, LinkedIn Live, Zoom, Google Hangout, YouTube Live, and Facebook Live etc. This has paved the way for the next cycle of innovation, i.e., collaboration using 3D avatars over next set of tools. These tools, even if are non-existent today, will become the next new wave in digital innovation.
In addition, the technological backbone required for adoption of metaverse-based collaboration is constantly improving at a rapid pace. Given the 3D content’s distribution, sharing, storage, rendering etc. require higher computing powers, better Internet bandwidths, supported AR/VR/XR devices, and larger storage, such pre-requisites are getting commoditized and are becoming more accessible to masses.
Why will Metaverse become a game changer
For the people which are enthusiastic about new technologies it will be a nirvana. Metaverse will provide a platform which will allow you to sink yourself and participate in any physical reality at any time. It will make you feel like you are present at place even if it is far away from your physical location.
The metaverse will gain recognition in many fields, by introducing the next generation of virtual reality-based gadgets. This will further indulge the user into a digital world from any corner of the globe.
Many will be able to collaborate and interchange information with each other inside the metaverse making the need to go outside of the house to minimum.
As the concepts of Web3 are being used by the means of blockchain technology, the future of the metaverse can be said as very similar to the real world. This will take place of many activities that happen in the real world.
With many major companies like Meta, investing their time and resources it’s only a matter of time before we see many other following. This could lead to a major outbreak in the limits of the metaverse and release enormous amounts of value that had previously been hidden from both investors and consumers.
Technologies used in metaverse
The stability of the Metaverse infrastructure is ensured by AI working in conjunction with Metaverse technology, which also provides useful data for the upper layers. NVIDIA Technologies (the inventor of GPU, which creates interactive graphics on laptops, workstations, mobile devices, notebooks, PCs, and more for gaming) serve as a good illustration of how AI will be essential in creating the virtual environments where social interactions in the Metaverse will take place.
Internet of things
As the Metaverse studies and engages with the real world through IoT, it will also act as a 3D user interface for IoT devices, enabling a more individualized IoT experience. Organizations will benefit from the Internet of Things and the Metaverse by making data-driven decisions quickly.
Augmented and virtual reality
To make it possible for the users to become a part of a virtual world, metaverse combines technologies like AR, VR and AI. Augmented reality is used to embed virtual objects in the real world. 3D virtual environments or 3D reconstructions created through 3D computer modeling can be experienced through VR.
For the creation of a virtual 3D world, the tools needed are extensive image collection and graphic design. Many video games use three-dimensional(3D) graphics to give users the experience that they are actually inside the game. The same kind of framework is used to construct the metaverse.
Spatial and edge computing
To maintain the user’s attentiveness and engagement in the metaverse is very important for providing an experience that is close to that of reality. This can be achieved by enhancing the response time of the user’s actions until it is virtually undetectable by the user. This is achieved by edge computing which offers quick response times by hosting a number of different computing resources and communication infrastructures close to the users.
The Metaverse is still in its development stage. It is still not known how long will it take to fully develop or how well it will able to duplicate real life. However, one thing that can be said for sure is that it has the potential to be the next virtual reality revolution and will have the potential to alter our perception of the present internet and social media.