What is Facebook’s Metaverse?

Facebook announced its new name as ‘Meta’ on October 28, 2021, introducing the world to the new concept of the ambitious metaverse. The first time Mark Zuckerberg introduced metaverse at Connect 2021 conference, many people argued it to be just another set of technology while others described it as an evolution in the age of technology or internet known as Web3 or Web 3.0. This way the concept of metaverse differentiates for everyone.

“We’ve gone from desktop to web to mobile; from text to photos to video. But this isn’t the end of the line, the next platform will be even more immersive—and embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it. We call this the metaverse, and it will touch every product we build.” writes Zuckerberg in a recent letter to his employees.

To be certain, talking about metaverse feel like a discussion about the internet but back in the 1950s when the world never imagined technology at a click. It’s a new kind of internet that defies the back logistic belief of an average person because no one knows what the reality is after being introduced to the metaverse. The term metaverse itself is a very vague and complex term because not everyone is introduced to it yet.

How does the Metaverse works?


To get a clear picture, the metaverse is a kind of technology that provides cyberspace or virtual space for people to interact face to face within a virtual reality. Simply, it’s a technology through which people of every corner can come together and meet in a virtual world. However, the meaning won’t substantially change yet the prefix meta is rather a very broad shift in how we interact with technology.

The technologies that can make up the metaverse includes sorely virtual reality which is a persistent virtual world that exists even when you’re not playing and augmented reality which is a combination of tools in digital and physical worlds. It doesn’t require that those spaces can only be accessed through VR or AR but they can also be used through laptops, game consoles, and even mobile phones. The game Pubg as well is a form of metaversal reality.

Additionally, it also translates to a digital economy where you can shop, buy and sell online using digital currencies. Amore interoperable version of metaverse will also allow a user to take virtual assets like clothes from one place to another- meaning that you can also gift these assets and use them according to your own wish. A user will be allowed with an avatar through which they can use virtual reality like physical reality.

The connections between the fiscal, virtual, and physical worlds have become blurred behind the wall of technology. Today these biases we use to manage our lives give us access to nearly anything we want at the touch of a button. The crypto ecosystem for example has become increasingly dominating in the techno sphere. NFTs, blockchain games, and crypto payments are not just limited to crypto geeks now. instead are now fluently available as part of a developing metaverse in the world.

In essence, through metaverse, the lines between the virtual world and reality have become blurred beyond recognition. It is a massively large experience synchronized perfectly with an unlimited number of users and real-time rendered 3D virtual worlds with multiple opportunities for next-level communication and digital lifestyle.

Therefore, digital safety in the metaverse should be addressed in a way that reduces risk, especially for vulnerable groups.

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