Can you do anything without Internet today? Why are we so reliant on a technology that just came to existence a few decades ago.
Gone are those days when something is invented for a genuine need, humans have evolved far beyond basic necessities . Now the big corporations will push their ideas whether you like it or not.
But as humans, we will get extinct when we stop innovating, and it will also become less interesting to live our lives in earth, “Meta” (beyond) Verse (Universe) is a just catchy term coined by Neal Stephenson’s 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash.
Metaverse is like a future iteration to the internet which is made up of persistently shared 3D virtual space in a virtual universe. Let me throw an example to make it more understandable.
Let’s assume you live in US, you can go out on a stroll in “virtual times square” in “virtual Newyork city” with your friend from China or India. It is augmented reality(a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world, thus providing a composite view).
This may sound crazy to you, but so was “Internet” a 100 years ago! . Let’s discuss how the “big” corporates will benefit in metaverse. It will make a lot of sense if you compare it with the real world.
Disney may create an amazing theme park in the metaverse, and if you want to access that persistent 3D space in the metaverse, you need to buy tickets or membership as you do in the real world.
Banks may be quick to create their footprint in metaverse as they could get customers from all over the world, whatever money will be used in metaverse will have a way to be converted to real money in the real world.
Software companies will jump into the band wagon and start adding new 3D spaces, You will get anything you want in metaverse for a price.
In today’s internet , search anything you want in google, even if it plain stupid like “how to eat a banana”, there is something someone has written about it. Internet has become a place where there is answer for almost everything!! , Metaverse will be “NO DIFFERENT” but more user interactive.
The concept of “Half Human, Half machine” (Cyborgs!!) will really become true in metaverse, you can select your own “AVATAR”, you can power your “Avatar” with super powers by use of advanced AI technologies. It is a place where you can be a “LITTLE” more than yourself, aren’t we all looking for it today in the real world?
It might seem like a Joke today, but we all will embrace “Metaverse” whether you like it or not.
What are you going to be in the metaverse??
Share your comments and I would love to know what you think!