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How the Emerging Tech Trends Join to Power the Metaverse

Published Thu, Dec 30 2021 06:11 am
by The Silicon Trend

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How the Emerging Tech Trends Join to Power the Metaverse

Prominent technologies like Blockchain, AI, 5G, AR and VR have all developed to their own advantage and record. These techs are maturing while overcoming challenges like blockchain's energy utilization and VR's tendency to induce nausea. They will likely converge rapidly over the next few years by a connected platform of 3D virtual worlds - the Metaverse.

 

The Metaverse

The Metaverse concept has an extensive ability - on the one hand, a 3D social media platform with messaging services by AI and, on the other hand, an all-enclosing platform for work, information, gaming and entertainment. According to Meta (formerly Facebook) CEO - Mark Zuckerberg, the platform could be the future's best service to a working teleportation system.

Monica White in Digital Trends explained the term metaverse to enhance our real-life in a virtual space such as class attendance or going to work.

You may read: Top 5 Emerging Technological Advancements of 2021

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Virtual Game – Second Life

A real metaverse known as Second Life was developed in 2003, after the term being described by William Gibson and Neal Stephenson in fiction. Once the game had been released, millions of people dashed to the platform to experience a digital universe overflowing with avatars. The game has received the fame of being displayed on a cover story in BusinessWeek 2006.

However, the popularity of the fame has dropped soon after because of its scaling inability, poor UI and several distractions. With the emerging technologies paving their way to future innovation, Meta has been in love with the idea of Metaverse as it looks forward to combining the captivating elements of Second Life and Facebook.

Prominent Technologies

Though several technologies that will enable the Metaverse have been slow to mature, still these are growing to a potential level needed for success. For VR, most headsets require tethering to a gaming console to obtain the communication pace and processing power for a smooth experience. AR expectation mostly suffered because of the market failure of Google Glass in 2012.

When Pokemon Go was launched in 2016, the technology was lifted from the failure crisis, but no similar situation was seen. Next year, the US tech giant - Apple is expected to launch its first AR/VR headset. New blockchain application - NFTs are widely adopted, leading to a new economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, now the race is to extend the tech to all asset kinds, adding that the tech-based payments are superior to traditional economic systems.

Whether the Metaverse takes 3 or more years, there is massive encouragement for the tech with infinite funding. Even at Phase 1 of development, US multinational corporation - Boeing has committed to developing its futuristic aircraft within the platform, leveraging Microsoft HoloLens and digital twins.

 

 

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