The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, launched Metaverse – the nest evolution of social connection.
Meta’s goal is to bring the metaverse to life and help people in connecting, finding communities, and growing businesses.
The metaverse is a combination of today’s online social network.
Likewise, they changed social media into three dimensions or projected into the physical world at times.
1. What does “Metaverse” Mean?
The term “Metaverse” used in 1992 novel, Snow Crash for the first time is an escape portal for characters.
For Facebook, the “Metaverse” means set of virtual spaces for people to connect.
2. What is Metaverse, Exactly?
It is a network of three-dimensional virtual environments focusing on social interaction.
It frequently portrays in futuristic and science fiction as a potential repetition of the Internet as a single, universal virtual environment.
In addition, it aids by the usage of virtual and augmented reality headgear.
The typical definition is as a development of the internet, with online areas.
2.1. A social internet space
The individuals may socialize, work, and play as avatars. Above all, those areas are always available.
The original metaverse is Second Life. It is a nearly two-decade-old social and gaming platform.
Some people use Roblox and Fortnite which are virtual social places too. For instance, with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrencies, they make headlines, interest in completely digital ownership.
2.2. Security and Safety
The technology that supports say can secure the security of permanent virtual experiences—has skyrocketed. In the meantime, the virtual productivity platforms are rising in popularity, with Facebook and Microsoft.
They reveal new ways for people to cooperate online. According to people, Nike is even planning to sell virtual sneakers.
3. How will it be like in the metaverse?
The Meta wants us to buy a headset which is an immersive, 360-degree digital universe.
Therefore, you will have your own avatar. You can design your avatar, and you will own digital assets, the titles of which will most likely be recorded on a blockchain.
Some people believe, you can buy digital land and construct virtual homes. You can also entertain your friends (or at least their avatars) in your virtual homes.
3.1. What kind of equipment do I need to enter the metaverse?
That is dependent on your destination. Meta wants you to buy one of its Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headsets.
Although the device is self-contained and does not require a PC or game console to function. It will set you back $300.
Other VR headset manufacturers include Valve, HTC, HP, and Sony. Their products work with PCs or a PlayStation 4/5.
By the end of the year, we expect more headsets. Some of them may connect to phones.