What is Metaverse: The metaverse is an online virtual world incorporating Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and 3D Holographic Avatars. The term ‘metaverse’ was first coined in 1992 by a famous science-fiction author Neal Stephenson in his book “Snow Crash”, which envisioned a world where lifelike avatars interacted in 3D buildings and other virtual environments.
Corporations such as Meta (formally Facebook) and Microsoft are aiming to make this world a reality. Using their already established footholds in both technology and social networking, both are taking enormous strides in making Stephenson’s metaverse a reality.
What is Metaverse?
Metaverse is completely a virtual world, where you can live, travel, buy a plot of land or house, play NFT games, and many more. If you are quite familiar with Sony Playstation, Microsoft Xbox 360 a gaming console, or any other virtual game console, you would understand Metaverse easily.
Metaverse is an aesthetically rich virtual arena with a degree of realism. People can work, play, shop, socialize and do anything else that people enjoy doing together in real life.
A Metaverse is essentially a place where you can work, travel, hang out with friends and family, go to a movie, visit a museum, or attend a concert or any other performance.
Anything you do in the real world now, you can replicate in a digital world. In essence, it’s a virtual environment that can be accessed through a virtual reality headset.
You are given an avatar body to customize and dress once you enter the Metaverse. It allows you to walk, write, talk, and move as if you were in real life.
Augmented reality (AR) is an enhanced version of the real physical world that is achieved through the use of various or a single digital visual element, sound, or other sensory stimuli delivered via technology. On the other hand, Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds.
Metaverse is the combination of both these terms viz. Augmented reality & Virtual Reality with 3D holographic avatars.
Do you watch Avatar Movie? I think you did, if not just go to YouTube. That movie is a great example of AR and VR with VFX effects etc.