Reality towards Metaverse- Are you ready to live in ‘The Matrix’?
In the metaverse, you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine…
Let’s take the step back to October 28, 2021, when Mark Zuckerberg rebranded ‘Facebook’ to ‘Meta’. Facebook to Meta is an attempt to usher in the metaverse, the company is planning for the future.
“The metaverse is the next frontier in connecting people, just like social networking was when we got started,” ark Zuckerberg in his founder’s letter 2021.” In the metaverse, you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine”.
Though recently as Facebook rebranding ‘Metaverse’ came to the limelight it has its root back to 1992. ‘Metaverse’ is coined by American Author Neil Stephenson in his science fiction novel ‘Snow Crash’. Snow Crash was written as far ahead of its time,1992.
Snow Crash- (first source of ‘Metaverse’)-
Metaverse is defined as ‘successor to the Internet’ by Neil Stephenson.
It is fascinating when you realize that the novel’s beginning has many relatable happenings to what is actually happening in reality at the time, in pandemic consequences. The novel Snow Crash portrays a city in the 21st century, years after the global economic collapse. The time in the novel has built metaverse technology in which the adventure begins when the leading character’s ‘Hiro’ friend ‘Da5id’ suffers brain damage in real-world because he views a bitmap image (under the file ‘Snow Crash’)in the metaverse that actually crashed his system.
What ‘Metaverse’ are we proceeding to?
Metaverse will be the internet of experience not just for seeing. It will revolve around a feeling of presence- you may go right to visit another place of your choice or meet some person. The true feeling of presence is what the internet of experience will be. There will be hardly any difference left between reality and virtual reality when you start feeling in this experience.
“Wake up, The Matrix has you.”
Metaverse is the dream of social technology. Metaverse capability is the edge of your imagination i.e. what you are able to think, you are able to do. You may meet people, friends, family, play, shop, work, do anything in it.
Teleportation will be in existence soon, using holograms to attend concerts, theatres, in cafes with your family or friends, traveling, on a trip, anywhere around where you wish to be no matter where you live. It will cut down our time of travel, or traffic and even reduce the carbon footprints.- as per sources.
How ‘Metaverse’ will work?
In the metaverse, no company will be having a monopoly as different developers and creators will work together to build this experiencing internet. There will be interoperable digital items or products that you may touch(feel).
It will be a world of interconnected virtual communities where people can do anything using Virtual reality and augmented reality, digital devices, and software.
Have we witnessed ‘Metaverse’ yet?
Yes, last June 2021, Metaverse Property known to be the “world’s first virtual real estate company” sold a patch for more than $900,000.
A Metaverse festival that celebrated music and culture was held which was attended by avatars(on-screen or virtual manifestations of the user) in 2021. These were just less than the promo to upcoming metaverse technology.
Also, Meta earlier Facebook has launched the software ‘Horizon Workrooms’ added with the technology of virtual reality for remote collaboration i.e. a virtual meeting space for working with others anywhere, in August 2021.
Reality or Metaverse?
Metaverse becomes more valuable amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, as it arises exponentially increased demand for such technology. So presently we are just opening the doors towards metaverse, which will be having on one side- extensive possibilities for the betterment of reality or the other side- undiscovered experience of apprehending in simulation.