- They’re digital.
- They’re profited with more time we spend on the digital spaces.
- (Most importantly) They all have a stake in the Metaverse.
Is Metaverse worth the hype – Lets do a deep dive.
As adults we’ve always complained about having to drive a car for an hour on the way back home, as kids we always wanted to fly & being in the midst of a pandemic we’ve always complained about connectivity. Well this is what the metaverse claims to solve
With the right technology, a metaverse can be indistinguishable from real life. Packed with the real world features of work, play, trade, friendship and love, the Metaverse becomes a universe of its own.And technology has already started sowing the seeds for this ⇒
- Cameras are gaining 3D capabilities, and single microphones are giving way to microphone arrays that capture sound with better depth and position.
- High-density screens, virtual-reality goggles and glasses, surround sound, and spatial audio makes the experience more immersive.
- Augmented reality which enables virtual objects onto a video feed of the real world, provides a bridge between purely digital and real world experiences. There is progress toward adding a sense of touch, too, in the form of multitouch screens, haptic technologies, control gloves, and other wearables.
Metaverses are already in use to let potential consumers to interact with real estate and products, but such features are only nice-to-haves. A really immersive metaverse, on the other hand, has the potential to not just be a feat of technological innovation and engineering but also, a vehicle for good in the real world we all inhabit.
- Immersive environments can also help people experience things that would otherwise be out of reach. This gives Metaverse therapeutic potential for the likes of PTSD, anxiety, and pain.
- Immersion might also help us understand each other. This allows us to see the world from the eyes of a different person – The National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta has an exhibit where participants experience being the target of racist taunts and threats. With audio alone, this is revelatory; if similar experiences were made available to more people, it can advance the cause of diversity, equity, and inclusion by helping people empathize with marginalized groups and understand the effects of systemic prejudice.