Seven Ways the Metaverse Will Transform Our Life
The Metaverse is a broad concept for many, but is generally defined as a unified and decentralized virtual space populated by 3D objects and avatars interacting similarly to the real world. (Link here to view slideshow)
Other use cases for the Metaverse which have the potential to change the way we interact on a daily basis include the following:
The gaming industry is well advanced in metaverse technology, and accounts for the highest user numbers within the Metaverse as a whole. It is perhaps unsurprising that metaverse tech found its first use cases in computer games, as it allows players all over the world to interact within a single, virtually interoperable environment.
Remote work throughout Covid brought an unexpected rise in Metaverse usage by traditional businesses, as company teams sought increasingly creative ways to interact in 2D and 3D virtual environments. The Metaverse is continuing to shape the way colleagues transact business, socialize, and build teams in a virtual space.
Humans were designed to explore! One of the most exciting and forward-looking use cases for the Metaverse is virtual tourism. From the comfort of our homes, we can now travel virtually anywhere– from the ruins of ancient Atlantis to modern day Rome, to the bottom of the sea, or up the side of Mount Everest. Just imagine the possibilities of virtual time travel! The Metaverse makes the impossible possible.
The Metaverse has the potential to completely transform education and create a truly engaging and effective learning environment for people of all ages. Imagine, for example, studying astronomy aboard a virtual spaceship!
Additionally. a virtual learning environment could also eliminate one of humankind’s biggest obstacles to learning: the language barrier. Metaverse technology could allow persons from many countries and language groups to study simultaneously within a single virtual classroom.
Major players within the fashion industry are actively introducing new trends related to metaverse technology, opening virtual showrooms, and hosting fashion events. And metaverse fashion is not only for avatars and digital assets. Even now, Metaverse users can purchase both virtual and real world fashion items within the Metaverse.
Just as online shopping has led to a decreasing need for brick and mortar stores, the Metaverse is ushering in big changes to the way we buy. With their eyes keenly fixed on the Metaverse horizon, many retailers are already preparing for this evolution, creating virtual experiences for their customers. We see this trend as a healthy sign of things to come in the Metaverse.
7-Social Networks & Entertainment
Socializing and attending events will continue to involve a much deeper engagement with the digital space than ever before. Even now, many of us are already making use of Augmented Reality as we send videos and messages to our friends, demonstrating how useful and fun Metaverse technology can be. In future, we expect this level of technical immersion to deepen, as we engage more and more regularly via avatars in the Metaverse.