Today, with the rapid development of technology, the ties between the financial, virtual and physical worlds are becoming more and more organic.
The concept of Metaverse, which we heard for the first time in 1992 in a novel called Snow Crash, seemed like an impossible dream. This term, first used by Neal Stephenson, is a compound word consisting of two words; It consists of the combination of the words meta, that is beyond, and the universe we know. In other words, it actually means “Other Universe” or “Beyond the Universe”. In Stephenson’s science fiction novel Snow Crash, the Metaverse is described as a healing and all-encompassing 3D virtual world that imitates the physical world and reality. The concept was later used in movies such as Ready Player One, Tron, and The Matrix.
There are many different views on how it will evolve into this virtual universe that will exist in parallel alongside the real world. Besides these views, there is a truth that Metaverse offers to its users.
JOURNEY FROM VIDEO GAMES TO METAVERSE
Although virtual reality technology is currently mostly used in games, Metaverse stands out for significantly expanding the use of virtual reality and augmented reality. Metaverse enables its visitors to take the form of virtual avatars using motion tracking machines, virtual reality headsets and glasses to physically exist in a virtual universe.
So in this digital universe, you can work, travel, play games, go to concerts and shop by creating your 3D avatar. A short time ago, Mark Zuckerberg gave the signals that he would make serious investments in this field with his company Facebook, which he renamed Meta. According to him, Metaverse will go mainstream in the next 5-10 years.
This universe will reach up to one billion people and be the home of hundreds of billions of dollars of digital commerce, and is portrayed as a fascinating future for creators and developers.
Devices, which are as necessary as oxygen to sustain our lives, also enable us to easily access everything we want. With Metaverse, the crypto ecosystem also emerges as a new area that we can easily access. NFTs, blockchain games, and crypto payments are no longer just for enthusiasts.
You can hold a meeting with an Oculus virtual reality headset in your virtual office in Metaverse, finish your work, play a blockchain-based game, and then check your finances.
Metaverse is called a breakthrough because it will bring together economies, digital identity, decentralized governance and other applications as well as supporting social media applications.
The fact that valuables and currencies are created by users allows the creation of a single virtual universe. Even today, we see that people who want to buy land on Metaverse quickly register on platforms that sell virtual land.
HERE ARE SOME DEVELOPMENTS;
Did you know that the virtual and real worlds can coexist in Teams, a Microsoft video conferencing application? Users who join the meeting via Teams can use their three-dimensional avatars or animations instead of the camera image.
NEW VIRTUAL REALITY CREATION TOOLS FOR METAVERSE INTRODUCED;
Metaverse has not yet completed its full development and it looks like it will take a lot of time. In these days when we were intertwined with Metaverse, “Meta” with its old name, Facebook, which kept up with the era commercially and technologically, took a step with Horizon VR and was working on creating the desired environment for the user with the “Builder Bot” technology in Horizon.
You will be able to watch the construction of your dream virtual environment by stating your wishes to the “Builder Bot” technology with just your words without even using your hand.
It is a fact that Metaverse users will be very interested in creating simple virtual universes in a comfortable way without wasting time. Thus, it is obvious that this new world’s applications open the doors of a technology that can have a place in daily life.