Being Prepared For The Metaverse — What It Is, Why It Matters, & What You Can Do
Do you remember the moment, in 2016, when everything changed?
Probably not — at the time, it seemed rather unremarkable.
In 2016 a bunch of social media companies, at different times a few months apart, started adding live streaming options for their customers.
We had all gotten used to the idea of having cameras in our pockets, but now they could be connected to the internet, streaming events as they happened to thousands or millions of people.
Now, live streaming is everywhere, and you probably see it every day without batting an eye.
It’s not just for social purposes either, it’s become a mainstay of marketing, helping many people to take their business to the next level.
Enter The Metaverse
Some day, perhaps sooner than you think, the metaverse will have a similar place in our world.
It will be everywhere and will be so built-in to everything we do, that it won’t even seem remarkable.
Will it be the “Metaverse by Facebook?”
That remains to be seen — there are many companies striving to build a metaverse, but the reality is that it will likely be a conglomerate where many businesses, startups, and even individuals can add their bits using a common architecture.
Still a little confused about what the metaverse is? Let’s back up a step.
While it’s a little tricky to define something that doesn’t really exist yet, it has been envisioned by many people, and we know what the major players are working towards.
In short, the metaverse is a 3D virtual environment where you can do many of the things you can do in the real world — without leaving your home.
The idea is that it should be open to anyone, creating virtual spaces where people can work, play, shop, or just hang out.
A Day In The Metaverse
Imagine, if you will, putting on your virtual reality headset and gloves at home, and meeting your friends on a street in the metaverse.
It could look like any other street you imagine, let’s say it’s programmed to be a beautiful sunny day, and you meet your friends in front of a clothing store you all like.
You could head inside, and your avatars, designed to look just like you for purposes of shopping, can try on some clothes.
By looking in the mirror, you can see just how they would fit you, and you can change the color or size as easily as snapping your fingers.
Find something you like? No problem, pay for it at the checkout with the cryptocurrency of your choice, and it will be shipped to your door in the real world.
Where your day goes from there could be — well, anywhere.
With any business able to set up in the metaverse, you could continue shopping for groceries, furniture, video games, party supplies, electronics, clothing.
It’s just like shopping online is today, except that you can get a much better idea of what you’re buying, because it’s right in front of you, in 3D.
Staying In The Know
As has already been mentioned, the metaverse isn’t complete yet, and what form it will take is still a bit up in the air.
Many will try to build this grand new world, but few will succeed — and we’ll all benefit from the results.
Whether you want to use the metaverse to hang out with your friends, do your online shopping, visit new places, or set up your own business — it’s a good idea to stay on top of the news.
Keep an eye out for new developments on the creation of the metaverse, as well as how popular cryptos are doing — and you’ll have a head start when things are up and running.
No matter how it ends up, it’s sure to be interesting.
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