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Exploring the Metaverse : A Glimpse Into the Future

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Imagine stepping into a digital realm that transcends the boundaries of reality, where you can socialize, work, play, and create without limitations. This concept, known as the “Metaverse,” is rapidly gaining traction in the world of technology and is destined to reshape the way we live and interact. In this brief post, rise of the Metaverse, its potential, and the key drivers behind its development will be discussed.

So what the “Metaverse” really is?

According to David Needle’s article published on TechTarget,
The metaverse is a vision of what many in the computer industry believe is the next iteration of the internet: a single, shared, immersive, persistent, 3D virtual space where humans experience life in ways they could not in the physical world.”

The Technology Behind It

The Metaverse relies on a combination of technologies, most notably VR headsets, AR glasses, 5G, Blockchain and advanced Artificial Intelligence. These technologies are converging to create a seamless and interactive digital space.

Each of those technologies serves its own, unique purpose which in combination give the experience of being a part of this impressive virtual world:  

1. VR/AR tools are used by users to actually perceive what’s happening in Metaverse
2. 5G Is used to establish strong flow of connection between the server and users.
3. Blockchain allows the whole system to be as decentralized as possible, giving the users a chance to trade and interract freely online.
4. AI is mostly used for chatbots inside of the Metaverse, giving any user in need of help assistance 24/7

 Industry Applications

The potential applications of the Metaverse are limitless. Not bound to just gaming; it has the potential to disrupt multiple industries. For instance:

  • Gaming: Virtual worlds are already popular, but the Metaverse takes it to a whole new level. Companies like Epic Games are heavily investing in this concept.
  • Education: Imagine immersive virtual classrooms and collaborative learning environments.
  • Social Interaction: Social platforms could become fully immersive and three-dimensional, enabling realistic interactions with friends and colleagues.
  • Business: Virtual meetings, conferences, and even remote workspaces can be recreated in a virtual setting.

Challenges and Concerns

As the Metaverse grows in popularity, there are various challenges and concerns to consider:

  • Privacy: The Metaverse will collect a vast amount of personal data, raising concerns about privacy and security. In my point of view, considering already existing controversies surrounding Meta’s users data leaks, they have to be extremely cautious not to let any bit of data slip as it most likely will ruin their reputation even more than it already is.
  • Inclusivity: Not everyone has access to the necessary technology, which could create digital divides.
  • Content Moderation: With user-generated content, ensuring safety and compliance with laws will be a significant challenge.
  • Addiction : A made-up world where any person can live and experience once-in-a-lifetime events, (e.g. A hologram concert of passed away musicians) may lead some people to choose this polished imaginary reality instead of the real world.


The Road Ahead

The Metaverse is still in its infancy, but it’s evolving rapidly. Companies like Meta, Epic Games, and others are investing heavily in its development. Expect to see more innovations, new startups, and a growing ecosystem around the Metaverse in the coming years.

Personally, i believe that we haven’t even scratched the surface of what concepts such as Metaverse have to offer. The sole idea of a virtual world, where each and every human may create an avatar to represent themselves however they want and participate in errands and ventures from the comfort of their home, scratches my brain in the best way possible.
The possibilities are endless, both positive and negative.

To get a broad understanding of what may come out of such project, I suggest reading a book called “Ready Player One”

To delve deeper into this fascinating topics surrounding the Metaverse, explore the following sources I used while preparing this post:






As the Metaverse continues to expand and evolve, it promises to revolutionize the way we live, work, and interact in the digital age. Embrace the journey into this exciting new frontier

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Will Zuckerberg’s metaverse succeed or it’s going to be a huge flop?

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The idea of creating metaverse, by Zuckerberg’s company, was officially announced almost a year ago. From that moment thousands of people have been working in that project and billions of dollars have been spent. It is a huge futuristic enterprise that has a lot of potential.

However, not everything is going as planned. With around 20,000 thousands of engineers working on that project Meta has spent hundreds thousands of dollars but until now the outcome of the enterprise wasn’t as positively received as Zuckerberg had planned. The current appearance of the project and decreasing number of Facebook’s users don’t speak well about Mark’s idea.

Nevertheless, Mark and his board haven’t stopped believing. Just a few days ago Financial Times published an article in which it is said that Zuckerberg and his team had used more than one hundred high-resolutions cameras to create a brand-new avatar of Meta’s CEO. I guess they did it due to massive criticism from the public to prove them wrong. However, I cannot imagine the dissemination of this idea on a larger scale. Simply the project still needs improvements.

How about you? Do you think that Mark Zuckerberg and his company have any chance of succeeding? Or it’s gonna be a huge flop which will made Meta to back out of that futuristic idea?

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/dc1f4240-dffa-4e28-ae4a-d31398d9bd7a

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This is the end of Facebook?

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According to statistics provided by Facebook this year, their “website currently has over 2.8 billion users per month, of which 1.9 billion use the website every day”, which undoubtedly shows how huge the global success of the website is. Along with tremendous success, there are also many challenges of good and bad fame.

Not more than 17 years ago, when Facebook began to be popularized, everyone was delighted with the possibilities social media offer. The following years were a good time for Facebook and other social networks, which were gaining popularity among people of all ages, every corner of the world and with various interests.

In the beginning, it was a hit, every day users shared their thoughts, photos from travels and everyday life, shared songs, quotes, commented and liked posts with others. Over time, users stopped engaging in creating their profiles, and then increasingly stopped wasting time scrolling. More and more often we can hear about detox from social media, setting a time limit for their use or completely uninstalling them. Growing negative feedback due to scandals, data leaks for Cambridge Analytica to prepare political campaigns, and the publication of algorithms by Frances Haugen showing how the company increases profits at the expense of society by driving hate and arguments or failure to stop the dissemination of material from the Christchurch terrorist attack, has sufficiently rejected users.

After all the situations that put Facebook in a bad light, at the end of October this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the platform was renamed “Meta” in order to seemingly distract users and start a new chapter. This name comes from the concept of Metaverse called “new internet”, the idea of which is to build a virtual world connecting millions of users in 3D technology. The idea may seem distant when it comes to an uprising, but the work on its creation has already started and a huge amount of money and experts have been invested in it.


With the implementation of the idea, the first concerns also arise. After so many mistakes and the instigation of toxic relationships on the platform, how would users trust Facebook’s next project? Despite promises to create a safer place for the community, it is almost impossible to control the behaviour of such a large community. Deputy chairman of Augmented and Virtual Reality at Meta, Andrew Bosworth warns, saying:

“virtual reality can often be a “toxic environment” especially for women and minorities”

Will the name change and the new Meta idea change the image of Facebook? Will they manage to create a place friendly to everyone and change the users’ opinion about them? Is it just “sweeping the problem under the rug”? Each of us will have the opportunity to answer these questions, after implementing the idea soon.






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