Metaverse, the virtual reality world from Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, has fascinated readers ever since its creation in 1992, and it seems that the more advanced our technology gets, the closer we get to realizing this fantastic concept. We can all imagine how a world like Meta could change our lives: you’d be able to travel anywhere in the blink of an eye, conduct business with other people around the world in real-time, and socialize with avatars of friends or loved ones who live far away.
What is the Metaverse?
The metaverse is a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent virtual space, including the sum of all virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet. The metaverse is a way to create an alternate world that we can escape to when we are stressed out or need some time away.
What are the benefits of the Metaverse?
Meta is a new form of reality and it has the potential to change our lives for the better. Imagine, for instance, if we could take a virtual tour of a city before we traveled there. We would be able to find the best deals on flights, hotels, transportation and attractions in advance. Or imagine if you were going on a blind date with someone from an online dating site.
How can the Metaverse be used in our daily lives?
If you've been following the news lately, you may have heard about a new social media site called Meta. This site is built on augmented reality and connects people with others that are in the same physical location. For example, if I'm at a party and see someone that I know from high school but haven't seen in years, then I can tap their avatar on my screen to chat with them. However, this is just one use for Meta.