The Metaverse: A new age in technology
Imagine working, learning, and socializing at your office, school, etc. But you’re not actually there! Instead, you’re doing all this from the comfort of your home.
The metaverse is an immersive virtual reality platform that connects people to socialize, play and connect. It is an entirely fictional reality created for user interactions from a computer-generated environment.
While it sounds like something off a sci-fi book, the metaverse is very much real, or at least it will be. While there hasn’t been a complete layout of it, pieces of this virtual platform have been used for years now. Tech such as AI, VR, etc. There have been other companies that invented primary versions of what we could imagine the metaverse to be like.
The recent developments in the metaverse by companies like Epic Games, Microsoft, and Facebook have boosted its never-before-seen popularity.
At the end of last year, Facebook rebranded itself as Meta and Microsoft announced a virtual office where meetings would take place in a virtual office setting. Epic Games’ Fortnite took a step into metaverse events by hosting concerts where the audience as avatars could join. Similarly, luxury fashion brands are entering the scene by selling virtual clothing for peoples’ avatars.
What do you think about this latest trend in the tech world? And could it be for the better or worse?