Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made a big announcement in a meeting with his company’s employees. Zuckerberg said that Facebook will no longer be just a social media company in the future. Rather it will become a Metaverse company. Apart from this, the company will work on the Embroidered Internet. This will deepen the connection between the real and the virtual world. This will affect all 3 billion users of Facebook. If you are also a Facebook user, then know what changes are going to happen.
Nick Kelly, who understands the metaverse and senior lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology, says humans have developed many things, from audio speakers to televisions. We can feel all these inventions with our senses. In the future humans will develop devices for the senses like touch and smell. The term metaverse has been coined to express these technologies. It refers to the combination of the virtual world and the physical world.
The term metaverse was first used in 1992 by science fiction author Neil Stephenson in his novel Snow Hair. Remember, many of the words in modern science come from novels, such as robots from a 1920’s play by Karel Kapek, and the term cyberspace from a book by William Gibson.
According to experts, the word “metaverse” is derived from the prefixes “meta” and “vers”. It means beyond the universe. The term is commonly used to describe the concept of the future iteration of the Internet. This alleged virtual universe is connected to 3D.
It refers to shared virtual worlds where lands, buildings, avatars and even names can be bought and sold, often using cryptocurrencies. In these environments, people can hang out with friends, visit buildings, buy goods and services, and attend events.
The Metaverse concept has grown in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic as people have turned to online tools for both business and entertainment while working from home in lockdown. The Metaverse, on the other hand, covers a wide variety of virtual realities, from workplace tools to games and community platforms.
Future of the metaverse
It is unclear to what extent a true metaverse that completely mimics real life is possible or how long it would take to develop. But many platforms in the blockchain-based metaverse are still developing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology that will allow users to interact with the space.