What is Metaverse?
A metaverse is an interconnection of a 3-D virtual world where users can build their virtual world as per their imagination. It also offers users a platform that they can use to socialize, interact and play in virtual realities.
You can also see it as a simulated digital environment built using Augmented reality (AR), Cloud technology, blockchain, and virtual reality. The idea behind the concept of the Metaverse is to create a digital world that mimics the real world.
In other words, Metaverse can be defined as a digital world where users can come together to socialize, play, or interact using their individual accounts. As per Wikipedia, Metaverse is a virtual space amalgamation of the virtual aspect of reality and the physical aspect of virtual space, including virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the Internet, as a whole.
It includes various elements of the real world including shopping stores, parks, buildings, etc. There are still a lot of uncertainties involved in the concept but one thing is certain it is growing at a rapid speed. Moreover, it is here to stay.
Technologies involved in Metaverse
Metaverse uses all high-tech and trending technologies to make the platform future-ready for the audience. Some of the major technologies through which this digital world operates include Augmented reality (AR), Virtual reality (VR), Cloud Computing, Blockchain, etc.
Some other big names that are working on creating their Metaverse platform include Adobe, Tencent, Microsoft, etc.
What role has Facebook played in the Metaverse?
The concept of Metaverse gained the highlight after Facebook announced about Meta. The company is investing $50 million to build a Metaverse platform. As per the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Metaverse is going to be a huge computing platform that will introduce users to the extensive virtual world. The company has also declared that it will join hands with other firms and vendors for its deployment.