The hottest topic these days must be the metaverse. There has been a lot of news, forums and videos about the metaverse, so what exactly is the metaverse?
The metaverse is not a product or a technology. It is still a concept at the moment, but rather a parallel universe carried through digital forms. And we need to be very clear that the metaverse is not a game, as many people understand it as a game, which is very wrong. It is only a grand concept that is still in its infancy and is currently only being developed in the form of a game, but when the technology matures, it will create a new virtual reality world. Wikipedia describes the metaverse as a 3D virtual space characterized by convergence and physical persistence through a virtually augmented physical reality, based on the future Internet, with linked perception and shared characteristics. Thus its essence is a parallel universe. Doesn't this sound sci-fi and mind-blowing?
What can a metaverse do?
After understanding the concept of metaverse, I believe that many people have the question of what the emergence of metaverse can bring to us and what it does.
For this grand concept, the only way to better understand the wonders of the metaverse for more people is to give more practical examples. In fact it also fits in a little bit with the movie "The Time Player", which was released some time ago and in which the concept of metaverse is also presented in a sideways way. We can imagine that one day we get bored with our current life and put on a helmet in our room, and suddenly there is a flash of white light and we enter another world called "HOME". This is still our room, and the world here is almost the same as the one we live in. Here we can start a new life, which gives us a chance to live it all over again. Here we can also make up for those regrets. We can work here, trade, go to concerts and fall in love. It's all the same as the world we live in on display. To sum up these characteristics in one sentence: a person with a "virtual" identity can access this virtual world at any time and from anywhere. This real world, with its self-developing cultural content and economic system, is always safe and stable, and can also meet the needs of individuals for social, gaming and economic life. We may not know if there are parallel universes, but the metaverse realises the concept of parallel universes in a special way. We can enter another world and live it all over again through the metaverse.
The future of the metaverse
For such a grand concept, we do not know how the metaverse will develop in the future, but at the moment, it may not be a goal that can be achieved by a single company on its own. The super requirements for network, technology and equipment is also a big problem. The metaverse is only in the 1.0 era now, but it may be possible to achieve this when it enters the 2.0 or 3.0 era. Nowadays, many technology companies around the world have joined the meta-universe and started the layout of the meta-universe, with such powerful capital input and top technical support. With such powerful capital input and top-notch technical support, it is believed that one day the metaverse can really come into our lives, allowing the world's civilisation to take another step forward.