We can think of it in general terms as a virtual or digital world that we can access via the internet, where we can play, study, attend concerts, various events, work, and much more in the form of AVATARS! Remember the game Sims? Well, it’s something like that, but much bigger. And which is the company that is mainly betting on this virtual world? Facebook, already known by its new name META, is betting all its cards to be a power in the metaverse. But not only them, but thousands of companies are also organizing their best strategies to be part of this strong trend.
The idea is basically to create a parallel and completely virtual universe, which we can access not only through virtual reality devices but also with augmented reality devices so that we can interact with each other inside it, and from the outside, with the content we have inside. That is, it is not only about being immersed in this virtual world as something like a video game, but also much more than that. It is the creation of hybrid space between a virtual world and the real world. A very clear example will be to see augmented reality signs while walking down the street showing advertising, directions, information on how to buy an object we see on the way, etc. We will be able to put on our headsets and go to work meetings from our couch. Can you imagine having a ping pong match with a friend or family member who is not physically present, but is ready to play against you in another country? The metaverse will make this possible.
The key to this metaverse is that it can be totally immersive, or at least much more than the current virtual reality. We will have glasses that will possibly be like the current ones to immerse us in it, but also sensors that will register our physical movements so that our avatar inside this metaverse will do exactly the same. In the metaverse, our body language will be of great importance so that the rest of the people we are interacting with inside it can understand how we feel. Therefore, the devices we use in this metaverse will be able to interpret our facial expressions so that our avatar can recreate us in the best possible way.