The world of metaphysics.. what does the future hold for us? | technology

“There is no limit to reality except your imagination.. you can do what you want and appear as you want.. you can go anywhere, without leaving your place..” These phrases were mentioned by the hero Wade Watts, in his description of the virtual oasis in the science fiction novel. Ready Player One by American writer Ernest Klein, which Steven Spielberg made into a 2018 movie.

The film revolves around the year 2045, about a competition that takes place in a virtual world (Oasis), in which the heroes move through virtual reality glasses. This film paints a picture similar to the Metaverse being prepared today.

Metaverse has been widely talked about recently, and some see it as a 3D version of the web, the detailed characteristics of which are still vague. The metaverse merges entities from the real world through their digital twins, into 3D digital worlds using virtual reality technologies and avatars, and holograms may join them in the future.

Metaverse is a virtual place where we work, learn and entertain ourselves, earn and spend money (Shutterstock)

Metaverse, in general, is a virtual place where we work, learn and entertain ourselves, earn and spend money, and most technology experts agree that it will fundamentally change our lives. Metaverse will not only change the way we see the world, but how we participate in it, from the factory to the boardroom, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Metaverse Momentum

Meta, led by Mark Zuckerberg, currently employs about 10,000 people on the Metaverse project and has committed $10 billion to spend on this project this year alone. Major global companies such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Nvidia are also paying unprecedented attention to preparing for metaverse, reorganizing their internal and writing job descriptions suitable for the metaverse era, and preparing to sell billions of dollars worth of products. introduce what is suitable. for this era.

McKinsey, a management consulting firm, estimates the amount of investment related to metaverse during the first five months of this year alone at about $120 billion.

Meta company led by Zuckerberg currently employs around 10,000 people in the Metaverse project (Shutterstock)

Metaverse and social activities

Fortnite is one of the most successful games over the last decade, with 350 million registered users in 2020. The developers of this game started working years ago on integrating the ideas of metaverse within its worlds, so that its users could organize publicly or privately virtual parties with friends and even create Make new friends in this virtual world.

A few years ago, the developers of Fortnite introduced a series called Sound Wave. In April 2020, musician Travis Scott held a virtual party in the game, which was watched by 12.3 million people.

The virtual “Wave of Sound” series includes singers from all over the world, in one of its episodes, the Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki participated in a music program that includes the song “Lailat Omar”.

And last April, the Japanese Sony group and the parent group of the Danish company Lego announced an investment of two billion dollars in the company that developed the game Fortnite to contribute to the development of the world of metaverse within this game, which is aimed not only at children, but also at social activities in general, which increased the market value of the company to $31.5 billion.

Metaverse Will Transform Retail Sites From Their Current Status As Web Pages (Shutterstock)

Metaverse and e-commerce

Metaverse will transform retail websites from their current status as web pages to virtual 3D malls, fittingly if you ask for advice.

Not only do you buy physical goods to be delivered to you in the real world, you can also buy original NFT-protected software, movies and digital photos delivered to you online. And the online store allows you to choose the method of payment with bank cards and perhaps one of the cryptocurrencies.

Metaverse and virtual conferences

It is expected that many future meetings and conferences will be designed and implemented with metaverse technologies, where representatives of companies come together in their physical or symbolic forms (avatars) in virtual halls. The future use of hologram technology could support metaverse conferences, making it possible to dispense with virtual reality glasses.

Metaverse and Collaborative Design

Metaverse technologies allow products to be designed in innovative ways. Suppose a car company plans to build a new model of a car, when metaverse technology is used, it allows us to see how people interact with the proposed design and their reactions in a virtual world similar to the real world , so that the design can be adjusted to suit people’s needs. Metaverse also offers great marketing opportunities for designing contests and promotions, which increase the level of public awareness of these companies’ brands.

Korea’s Seoul will be the first major city in the world to adopt the Metaverse platform (Shutterstock).

Metaviruses and governments

The South Korean capital, Seoul, announced in November 2021 that it will be the first major city in the world to adopt the Metaverse platform. This platform is supposed to provide a new form of government services in their various fields using technology.

Over the course of 5 years, the city authorities will work to create a complete virtual system that will overcome many challenges and increase the level of services provided to citizens and visitors.

This master plan includes 20 promotional missions spread over 7 areas, namely economy, education, culture, tourism, communication, urban development, administration and infrastructure. The platform is a high-performance project that represents a parallel system with the city of Seoul, but it is completely based on virtual and augmented reality, and includes the municipal administration of the city with its seven areas identified by the government.

The Metaverse project for Seoul will include avatars of government employees, who will provide advice, complete transactions and finalize civil procedures, services normally only available through the Public Service Center located in the Seoul Government Central Building. To increase the efficiency of employees, the local government is working to expand the application of the statute to include all areas of municipal administration.

Metaverse offers training scenarios that are traditionally difficult to implement except at a very high financial cost (Shutterstock)

Metaverse and Training Centers

Metaverse provides training scenarios that are traditionally difficult to implement, except at a very high financial cost, as trainees move with their full bodies in the virtual world of metaverse, just like in real life. Training via metaverse saves on equipment use, consumables and travel, and makes optimal use of available training budgets. It also provides video and audio recording of all training scenarios, and replays them when needed.

Metavirus and artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is expanding the world of metaverse by automating commercial, educational and entertainment activities more than any other technology. Chatbots enhanced by natural language processing make it possible to understand words, images, videos and texts and respond to interlocutors according to that understanding and independent of the language in which they speak, but to achieve this requires a large amount of data needed for training.

AI will enhance the world of metaverse by creating 3D images, animations, stories, articles and musical works within this digital world.

A study expected that 30% of organizations around the world will share their products and services in the Metaverse space (Shutterstock).

Metaverse future

A recent study by Gartner Research predicts that by 2026, nearly a quarter of Internet users will spend at least one hour a day on work, shopping, learning, social and leisure activities in the digital metaverse space.

The study also expected that 30% of institutions with their products and services around the world would participate in the metaverse space, due to the opportunities for communication and collaboration it offers at various levels, and its impact on how to do business. accomplished, as institutions do not need to create their own infrastructure to do their work, given the provision of metaverse.. Possibility to work in virtual offices.

The world of metaverse promises innovative achievements in all areas of life, but will the necessity of using virtual reality glasses limit its spread? Will some areas of metaverse, such as virtual meetings, be supported in the future by the holographic “holodeck” room techniques presented by the film “Star Wars”, which do not need to use virtual reality glasses to participate in virtual reality ?

That’s what Mark Zuckerberg sees, saying, “In the future, instead of calling me on a phone call, you’ll be able to sit on my couch like a hologram, or I’ll sit on your couch like a hologram , and you’ll actually feel like we’re in the same place, even if we were in different places or hundreds of miles away.”

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