Metaverse is the hot new buzzword in tech. To understand it let’s talk about how we engage with people on the internet. We go to different websites such as social media platforms or messaging applications communicate with other users via text share multimedia and make video calls. Metaverse aims to take this experience a notch higher the idea is to create new online spaces in which people’s interactions can be more multi-dimensional. where users are able to immerse themselves in digital content rather than simply viewing it. So metaverse basically refers to digital spaces which are made more lifelike by the use of virtual reality or augmented reality in other words it’s an online world where people can use different devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment. some people even use the word metaverse to describe gaming worlds. In which users have a character that can walk around and interact with other players. Science fiction is another example many sci-fi films are set in fully-fledged metaverses meaning they are set in alternative digital worlds which are indistinguishable from the real physical world until now. this was the stuff of fiction but the concept is catching on the who’s who of the tech world is now seeing a virtual reality universe as the future of the internet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company will try to transition from being a social media company to a metaverse company in the next five years or so the tech giant has even announced plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years to help build the so-called metaverse.
Microsoft also intends to converge the digital and physical world the popular children’s game Roblox describes itself as a metaverse company epic games Fortnite is also considered to be a part of the metaverse. Musicians can do virtual concerts within these platforms for example in September millions of people watched the singer Ariana grande virtually perform in Fortnite. The world’s biggest fashion companies have also experimented with making virtual clothing which people’s avatars can wear in metaverse environments. The potential of this emerging technology is limitless the accelerated interest in the metaverse can be seen as a result of the coveted 19 pandemics as more people have started working and going to school remotely there has been an increase in demand for ways to make online interactions more lifelike fans of the metaverse now see it as the next stage in the development of the internet.