What is the Metaverse : The term Metaverse has been in the news a lot for a few months now. It became even more discussed when Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella called it the future of the Internet.
You must have seen Meta written on Facebook too. In October last year, Mark Zuckerberg named the company Meta. That way it’s not going to take long for the metaverse technology to get mainstream. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also said that this technology can come to the mainstream in five to ten years.
However, the metaverse is not a new term and has been mentioned in novels as well. But when it is going to be used in actuality, then this word is in discussion at this time.
Seeing the possibility of its further development in the future, the world’s big tech companies have also started investing in metaverse technology.
But what is this Metaverse technology and how will it affect virtual technology in the future?
In this article we are going to tell about Metaverse technology. So let’s first know what is Metaverse.
What is the Metaverse?
Metaverse means a world where people and the objects around them are virtual rather than real.
As you may know that when objects or human beings are visible and you can touch them then they are real but when the same objects or human beings are visible but you cannot touch them and you can only feel them then they are virtual.
You must have also heard about virtual reality, in which a person has a special type of device mounted on you and a video or video game is playing in it. At the same time that person also feels that he is a part of that video or video game.
Simply put, he finds himself in a virtual world.
Metaverse is also a combination of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Video. In the future, whenever people step into the world of the Metaverse, there will be a real world as well as a virtual world.
At that time people would forget to differentiate between the real and the virtual world. Through Metaverse technology, a person will be able to be virtually present at any place. That is, he will not need to go to that place and he will also be able to be a part of any program.
Similarly, if a person wants to attend a meeting but cannot go there, then with the help of metaverse, he can attend the meeting in the same way as he can sit there.
Thus the metaverse is a virtual world dependent on high-speed Internet. This world would exist around the person who would be using the metaverse.
Even using the metaverse, a person can get the experience of traveling in another country while living in one’s own country.
What would the virtual reality world of the Metaverse be like?
When you are in the virtual reality world of the Metaverse, there will also be representations of objects and other people, i.e. virtual avatars.
These images or avatars will be in 3D and you will feel as if someone is actually standing in front of you. You can also talk to them.
In the world of the Metaverse we will be able to meet other people just as we get along with each other in the real world right now.
Not only this, you will also be able to do many types of activities in the world of Metaverse. For example, playing a game with other people present there, joining a party and enjoying the variety of things happening there, etc.
When you are doing different activities there, you will also get the experience of buying goods. You’ll be able to buy a variety of items for your virtual appearance just as you buy for yourself.
Similarly, you can give a different style to your look and there will be accessories for that too.
Some people will also be there in a virtual form to sell these goods. In view of this, it is being said that Metaverse can become a very big platform for doing business. In this, there is a possibility of big brands of the world coming to sell the goods.
Virtual shops will exist in the world of the metaverse of these brands. You will be able to buy goods from their virtual shop there through your impersonation.
For the purchase of these goods, it is being said right now that NFT i.e. Non Fungible Tokens can be used. But can’t say if anything else can be used for purchase here in future.
What will change in schools and offices?
It is believed that after the arrival of Metaverse technology, the whole way of office and schools will change.
If you have to attend a meeting in the office, then you will be able to attend the meeting through Metaverse technology from home in the same way as if you are present there yourself.
Just as your digital form will be there, so will your office colleagues’ digital form be there. That way you and your colleagues will be part of that meeting.
Not only this, the environment of the office can also be changed and working in that environment will have its own experience.
Similarly, there will be a big change in the educational institutions and schools, colleges and they will have to take the help of Metaverse technology to teach the students.
Schools, colleges will also be present on the Metaverse in a virtual form and the students who are there will also be able to attend the classes virtually. Also, he will be able to meet virtually with his classmates. In this way, students will not have to go to school or college to attend classes.