5 QUICKLY SIMPLE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE METAVERSE
A lot of people have tried to explain their own definitions about the metaverse.
If the idea is new to you, it may help to understand some of the properties you can expect from a metaverse.
FIRST OFF IS THE "WHO" THAT CREATED, OR MENTIONED THE "METAVERSE FIRST:
Author Neal Stephenson
is credited with coining the term "metaverse" in his 1992 science fiction novel
In the novel, people use their digital avatars of themselves to explore and interact with others in the online world, often as a way of escaping a dystopian reality.
We do that now with social media, shopping and everything else.
But with the metaverse, it will be like your body and mind are actually there
(which many are already waiting for to escape the way things are now.... impatiently waiting)
WHAT IS THE METAVERSE?
The metaverse is a digital reality that combines aspects of social media, online gaming, augmented reality (AR) virtual reality (VR), and cryptocurrencies to allow users to interact virtually.
Augmented and Virtual Realities
Augmented reality overlays visual elements, sound, and other sensory input onto real-world settings to enhance the user experience. And virtual reality is entirely virtual and enhances fictional realities.
BOTH WILL WORK HAND IN HAND TO CREATE THE PROPER EXPERIENCE IN THE METAVERSE
1. It's A virtual world:
In my opinion, it's the most important part of a metaverse.
A world you can walk through reachable by using a smart phone, computer, VR wearable gear, gaming consoles, tablets, any technology that connects you to the web instead of clicking and opening different web pages.
2. Virtual reality.
You will need the correct virtual reality gear for this aspect.
The idea here is that you become immersed in the virtual world, Unlike staring at a TV, It will be all around you,
You will walk through the metaverse like a real life walk,
until you bump into something like the couch or the coffee table set in your living room.
3. It is social... WORLDLY SOCIAL.
The metaverse will be open to all around the planet...
And people will be represented as avatars, digitally created versions of themselves.
So you can be anything you want.
You will be able to meet up and hang out with your friends and make new friends.
There will be all sorts of things..... THE POSSIBLITIES ARE ENDLESS...
This means the virtual world will be open 24/7, well minus the downtime for updates and maintenance.
You will be able to buy virtual land and items, build stuff, drive stuff, fly stuff..,
again... ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES...
The metaverse will rely on your user-generated content – your digital creations and personal stories – in the same way social media does today,
5. Connection to the real world.
In some visions of the metaverse, the virtual stuff in the virtual world actually represents real stuff in the real world.
Meaning: pairing, controlling, and managing real life "smart" technologies in the metaverse
example: flying your drone in real life from inside the metaverse...
Now that is down the road a bit.
Right now, most involved in building up the Metaverse are focused on intergrading games and NFTs, social hubs, and marketplaces.
We already have everything available with simple touch of our smartphones and computers.
but in the metaverse,
think of it as actually walking and shopping in a mall or department store.
Where you would be Grabbing virtual items off the shelf instead of just touching the "add to cart" button.
SO WHY BUILD AND CREATE THE METAVERSE IF WE ALREADY HAVE THESE SIMPLE THINGS AVAILABLE THRU THE WEB?
That's Easy answers:
The metaverse will offer the world at 365 degrees instead of on a screen.
Now we do have VR available but not like what the metaverse will offer.
The aspect of actual interaction by touch instead of just button clicks and swipes.
picking up virtual items with your hands and the removal of the remote controller.
We already have many games with their own virtual worlds.
2 personal examples:
And we may see a "Minecraft World" or a world overrun by zombies like in the movie Ready Player One
AGAIN THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!
And many are pushing forward to create a new world for all to be whoever they want...
Thank you for reading my opinionated crypto-layman posts!