Why Should You Care?
The Metaverse is the future of not only how we will communicate but how we will live.
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If you're curious to know how the Metaverse works, check out Jon Radoff's video.
Our team aims to provide you with everything related to the Metaverse...because this is the future, and it's here to stay.
What is a metaverse?
A metaverse is a combination of multiple elements of technology, including virtual reality, augmented reality and video where users live within a digital universe. In other words, a metaverse is a shared virtual environment that people access via the Internet. Technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are combined in a metaverse to create a sense of "virtual presence". To make everything clear - augmented reality overlays visual elements, sounds and other sensory inputs onto real-world settings to enhance the user experience. The virtual reality is entirely virtual and enhances fictional realities.
But metaverses are not only for gaming. There are so many other areas of potential implementations where virtual and augmented reality can be used. For example, within the educational sector, as a way to allow for interactive environments for learning, in healthcare for practicing or even performing surgeries and much, much more.
How it Works?
It’s not the first time we quote Jon Radoff with his explanation about the layers of the Metaverse and how they work together:
- The Creator Economy
- Spatial Computing
- Human Interface
We will try to squeeze out just the gist for you, basically showing you the flow and synergy between the layers, as well as the limitations, but you can watch his detailed video below.
Imagine this as a pyramid structure of industries and technology that enable the existence of a metaverse, where at the top you have the User Experience layer, or the final product. The immersion of human interactions being digitally represented in a virtual reality. To make all that possible, several industries need to work together, and to allow people to experience a metaverse - we must first tell them about it. So, news, informational websites (like this one), social and ad networks, agents, blogs and anything that creates awareness about the existence of metaverses is - the Discovery layer.
To enable the existence of such a product, we need the creators of the visual content, that people will experience. From 2D artwork to 3D animation, multiple commercial software products and tools are required for that front end delivery, which are simply The Creator Economy layer ... Read More
Next is the Spatial Computing layer, or the foundation upon which all those software tools are built. The engines behind all 3D, VR, AR and AI technologies, or in two words – the interfaces, allowing the creators to channel their efforts into fashioning the products they desire. The fundamentals allowing the Spatial Computing layer to focus efforts into the Creator Economy layer require Decentralization. Much of it we already have in the face of blockchain technology and cloud computing, but there is much more work to be done for the Decentralization layer to become reliable enough to build to rest on top.
The sixth layer is the Human Interface - all related hardware tech: various computing devices, most of which are already in our lives, like computers, mobile devices or wearables, in other words - your entry points into the Metaverse. This is another layer where development requires industries to work together and create new hardware which allows us to immerse ourselves much deeper into virtual reality, matching nerve systems completely.
The final Infrastructure layer stands for everything the Internet (as we know it) is based upon. Imagine the sheer volume of data, in frames per second, required for you to run around in a virtual world with flawless graphics, and then add everyone else's interactions in real time. This pyramid lies on top of smaller chips, higher speed networking, 5G, 6G, cloud computing and so much more. Yes, we are far from it yet, young Padawan. Collapse
The Metaverse: Why Should You Care?
It is an understandable struggle for some people to realize and affirm that our future will look less like today and more like science-fiction movies. Of course, none of us can say exactly what is around the corner. However, we as visionaries and tech savvies are placing our bets on the fact that a huge percentage of the future will be based in the Metaverse.
A main component of our work and passion is to research deeply into the topics of technology, future, fact-based forecasting, creativity, and psychology. We have established an extremely high-quality workflow, engagement of specialists and system requirements to ensure the least amount of guesswork is involved in our process.
What is the future of the Metaverses?
To explain the future is impossible. To dream the future is possible! This is part of human nature. Based on the concept of the Metaverse, we have drafted our main predictions of its development in a few directions:
Now among the largest corporations in the world, Meta (ex-Facebook Inc.), Microsoft, Disney, Google, Nike, and many others have announced that they are starting their own projects for development of their own Metaverses. ... Read More
All of these huge, centralized corporations have the financial power and human expertise that money can buy to develop their own virtual worlds.
However, what they are facing is that the current software applications, tools, and programming languages are not yet designed to create such an environment.
The main takeaway from this will be that hundreds of thousands of new software engineers, architects and pioneers will be needed and engaged in the next decades to develop the new software platforms on which the digital reality will evolve.
The 21st century started with the connectivity and .COM mania, now we are going to experience things that will lead to exponential growth of the software development that will lead us into the 22nd century!
Metaverses will need to be accessible by anyone, therefore all of us must have sufficient hardware capacity in our homes, and it needs to be at a reasonable price-point. ... Read More
Hardware is something that is harder to envision when it is designed, tested and mass produced at scale. If the development of software is something a lot of large corporations engage in, computer hardware is privileged to a select few. High capital costs and huge expenses for research and development will concentrate their influence and power over the Metaverses evolution.
The takeaway here is that the goal of all of them will be to take the biggest market share available via ensuring hardware at reasonable costs for the retail users. Everyone with access to the internet be able to plug into the metaverse.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most common questions about how metaverses operate:
🌐 Is the metaverse for me?
Metaverses are in their infancy and you can be sure they will develop to suit everyone’s interests and tastes, and that process will be perpetual and dynamic. Just think of social networks and virtual communities which opened new ways of self-expression and social engagement for people, previously unimagined. Metaverses are going to be like that on steroids. You would not only find a place there, but for good or bad, you may even feel more comfortable there.
⚙ What hardware do I need to enter the metaverse?
Currently the hardware you need to explore a metaverse is a VR headset and a computer or mobile device. Another piece of hardware which is yet to reach its mature form are haptic feedback devices such as smart gloves. Haptic feedback simulates the sense of touch and we can speculate with technological breakthroughs, we are going to be able to have the complete set of sensations, making the distinction between our real and virtual worlds ever more difficult.
️🛡 Is the metaverse safe?
By means of blockchain technologies, metaverses are as safe as they can possibly be, when it comes to transactions and proof of ownership. But the conventional and futuristic variety of social relations which are going to sprout there, inherently involve dangerous and malicious fringes. The metaverse is a medium for expression of human nature and while it may stimulate (or inhibit) varieties of that expression, it won’t change human nature itself.
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