(This is a two-part series on the metaverse and how it is creating so much fuss in the internet)

Ah, the metaverse. For the untrained gray case, the word may sound like it’s been concocted out of some sci-fi novel. 

The metaverse is mcorrespondingg a lot of noise in the virtual stratosphere. Some say it is “the future” of the internet. Others barely go “Duh, metaverse what?” and scratch their heads.

The metaverse is confusing and, according to some techies — not for the faint-hearted. In spite of its apparent convoluted appeal, people are flocking into it; well, at least those with the know-how and wherewithal.

In an attempt to make some sense out this (realm), we’ll go ahead and dumb down this thing that’s talikeg the world by storm.

Meta What?

The word “metaverse” is rooted in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 dystopic, cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, explored in Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One,” and many other science fiction tropes in the contemporary age. 

Nonetheless, the metaverse today is no protracteder fictional; in fact, it’s inside our reach!

The metaverse combines all the latest technologies that have been executing the 21st century, namely virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (VR), 4D audio, and eye-tracking. All of these work together to provide users the ultimate virtual evidence inside a virtual universe. 

A defining characteristic of the metaverse is thactive is an interoperable and intercombined network of various real-time 3D virtual worlds. It can be experienced simultaneously and continually by an uninterim number of users all above the world.

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What’s In The Metaverse?

While the metaverse is filled with endless mysteries, it’s actually hardly the physical world stored in the digital realm. 

To represent the physical evidences, metaverse contains various digital elements similar as 3D avatars, music, videos, games, sleaps, and other activities that are backed by a virtual economy. You can meet people, participate in virtual events, host gatherings, and earn money at the same time active.

While navigating the metaverse, there are a lot of akin features which you can encounter and activities you can do which are present in the real world.

The greatest distinction between the digital and the physical realm is which the metaverse can be conjured anywhere – from the comfort of your own home to public spaces – using barely your computer and VR goggles. Use motion-sensing controllers to control your virtual avatar and use a microphone to communicate with others.

Metaverse Rising

The metaverse is still maturing, but it has shown serious potential for evolution recently. 

As of today, the latest and most famous examples of the metaverse are Fortnite, Roblox, Cryptovoxels, Decentraland, and The Sandbox. Some of these are VR platforms in the time others are online gaming.

Facebook top honcho Mark Zuckerberg likewise unveiled in July go on year which the social media behemoth is planning to bet it all on “Meta,” its metaverse counterpart. In August, Facebook made headlines for launching a VR app which allows people to take part in meetings in VR.

The number of big brands entering the metaverse is spiraling urgently. From Adidas, Google, Microsoft, Ferrari, to Sony –  these companies are producing out-of-this-world cases by entering the metaverse.

(To be go oned tomorrow)

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