Heard people talking about what you can do in the metaverse but have no idea what’s possible? In this blog we will simply define and explain it.
A Simple Explanation Of What You Can Do In The Metaverse
The metaverse is still in its infancy. Aspects of it are already used extensively in gaming but when fully developed, it will open up a world of possibilities in entertainment, commerce, health and education – and that’s just the beginning. You’ll be able to take a class, watch a concert and chat with your favorite artist afterwards, try on clothes or tour that new house you want to buy – and all from the comfort of your lounge room.
The Genesis Of The Metaverse
English scientist Sir Charles Wheatstone first developed the concept of 3D glasses in 1838, combining two images to make one three-dimensional image. He called it “binocular vision”. Leap forward more than a century and what could be seen as the first virtual reality machine was invented by Morton Heilig in 1956. He called it the Sensorama Machine and it simulated the feeling, the sights and the smells of riding a motorcycle through Brooklyn.
The Metaverse Today
You’ve almost certainly already engaged in the metaverse without even knowing it. Gaming has long been at the forefront of its possibilities. Sega dabbled with VR arcade games in the early 1990s. By 1998, the NFL utilized augmented reality to superimpose advertising graphics on the ground, a concept now used widely in many international sports. In 2012, Tupac performed at the Coachella music festival which was quite a feat given he’d been dead for 16 years. While that was achieved with a relatively simple trick, it may have inspired ABBA’s much more elaborate attempt at immortality, turning themselves into ABBAtars so they can play forever more at London’s Abba Arena. Fellow Swedes IKEA have an app that allows you to choose furniture and see what it looks like in your own home. Ray-Ban and HTC both have VR glasses on the market. Already, there are many more possibilities that the metaverse is opening up including:
Investing – dispense with the problems landowners face in the real world by buying some virtual property. You can then sell it for a capital gain or lease it to a tenant.
Shopping – send your avatar into whatever shop your heart desires and try on anything you like, then buy it in crypto.
Individuality – changing your look was never easier.
Make new friends – online gaming brings a world of people together, some dedicated specifically to meeting people.
The Future Of The Metaverse
The race into the future is well and truly on in earnest. Nike didn’t want to be held to ransom and has already trademarked its name and logo in the new realm so it can sell you virtual Air Jordans. Walmart too is a big believer, with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and NFTs, as well as offering a range of virtual goods. English Premier League giants Manchester City have joined forces with Sony to build a virtual stadium for their fans who can experience all the senses of game day while the team is away from home. South Korean capital Seoul plans to be the first city to make a range of public services and cultural events available in the metaverse. The possibilities for education, business and government are endless. Imagine being able to talk face-to-face with your bank officer in the metaverse about refinancing your home loan! The days of working from home will be gone. You’ll be able to work in the office – from home! And if you are looking for a new career, the metaverse will be hiring. There will be no shortage of opportunities in terms of virtual guides and tutors for the new technology.
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