What is special about Metaverse ?

Hello, champions. Today we will learn about the very new technological term “Metaverse”.

We are living in that technological era where every day a new concept comes up.  This 21st century has been a century of technological change. Many highly commercial and prevalent technologies of the early 2000s have entirely vanished, and new ones have taken their place. Technology today is evolving at such a rapid pace, you can simply say it is exponential. Many completely new technologies have also come up in 2021, especially in the arena of computer science and engineering. Some top trending technologies in 2021 are

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Data Science
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Robotic Process Automation

The above mentions terms are the fields of emerging technologies. From among these fields, Everyday new concept is evolving and going for execution and implementation testing. All of a sudden new term “METAVERSE”  is getting pretty much hype. so what is metaverse?

Metaverse is a broad term. It generally refers to shared virtual world environments which people can access via the internet.

The term metaverse was coined in 1922 in a science fiction piece titled Snow Crash, Which was written by Neal Stephenson. In this fiction, humans converse and communicate with each other in a 3D virtual environment that is similar to the real world metaphorically. The term metaverse comes from the combination of two terms – ‘meta’ meaning beyond and ‘verse’ meaning universe. It sounds like something out of the 1999 science fiction film, The Matrix. You may have already watched it, right?.  Metaverse technology can be defined as a combination of virtual realities existing over the internet. Metaverse technology is a virtual world that consists of experiences, environments, and entities over the internet as it is a virtually empowered physical reality.

Some people also use the word metaverse in gaming worlds, where users have a character that can walk around and interact with other players. There is also a specific type of metaverse which uses blockchain technology. Where users can buy virtual land and other digital assets using cryptocurrencies.

So why the idea of the metaverse is taking off?

Many of the people who know about the metaverse can see it as the next stage in the development of the internet. In the current situation, most people interact with each other online by going to websites such as social media platforms or using messaging applications. Then the major idea of the metaverse is that it will create new online spaces in which people’s interactions can be more multi-dimensional, where users are able to immerse themselves in digital content rather than simply viewing it. The accelerated interest in the metaverse can be seen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The idea of the metaverse is attracting a lot of interest from investors and companies who are keen to be part of the next big thing. There are some companies that are already started using the metaverse concept.

  • Videogame maker Roblox Corporation: This company is already using the Metaverse concept for its videogames.
  • Nvidia Corporation: the graphics processing unit company, developed the Omniverse. Consider it a metaverse for engineers.
  • Facebook, Inc: Facebook the company is changing its name to Meta to reflect its growing focus on the metaverse.
  • Amazon: Amazon is about to create a virtual economy with the help of the metaverse blockchain.
  • Fastly: a cloud computing service.

A number of many other companies are already rushing to gain a competitive advantage in the metaverse.

What will you be able to do in the metaverse?

While metaverse technology is years away from being fully realized, it is expected to eventually be a place where you can work, play, learn, create, and interact with friends in a virtual, online environment. It also will incorporate other aspects of online life such as shopping and social media. Things like going to a virtual concert, taking a trip online, and buying and trying on digital clothing, and many more features will be practical for us in years to come.

Special News: Facebook changes name to Meta:

Mark Zuckerberg announces the company to rebrand as it moves to the metaverse.

changing name. Facebook proposed rebrand

Farewell, Facebook. Hello, Meta. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that Facebook the company is changing its name to Meta to reflect its growing focus on the metaverse. “From now on, we’re going to be the metaverse first, not Facebook first,” Zuckerberg said at the company’s annual Connect conference Thursday. “Our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything we’re doing today, let alone the future.”

“This is not the way that we are meant to use technology,” Zuckerberg said. “The metaverse gives us an opportunity to change that if we build it well.”

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