What is a Metaverse?
Metaverses are digital universes accessible through the Internet in which the real and virtual worlds meet. In the metaverses users will be able to play, buy, have fun, watch movies etc. like they do in the real world.The metaverses are considered the future of the Internet and therefore many players are ready to start the race.
The metaverses will be at the intersection of many industries such as: Gaming, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Music and Entertainment, NFT, Blockchain and Crypto and obviously the Advertising sector in which everyone is already starting to rub their hands at the idea of advertise intangible products in intangible universes for real money. 😉
There are some players that are slowly emerging and shaping this brand new sector. I’ll list just a few of them.
Facebook envisions a future where users will be able to do a lot of things without leaving home and where they can use Oculus to access the parallel universe dotted with opportunities for Facebook to advertise. Just yesterday Facebook announced that it will hire 10,000 people in Europe to work on the Metaverse. It would have been nice if they had hired 10,000 people to work on privacy features or, for example, on the safety of minors using Facebook products … but you can’t have it all! Maybe next time!
Roblox is perhaps the closest platform to a metaverse today. The company, which recently went public, is experimenting with very interesting initiatives such as concerts and fashion shows on Roblox. It will likely be the market leader because Facebook will take slower steps.
Netflix will surely create advanced and immersive digital experiences. It will be the forerunner of a new way of thinking about digital entertainment.
In short, it seems to see a little chick being born right now 🐣.
One day this chick will become a large bird or, why not, a leviathan that will encompass the reality in which we live and will totally replace it.
One day philosophers a little snubbed by everyone like Hobbes and Leibniz will come back and we will all realize that we are monads who live in the metaverses created by Facebook. Or maybe not! Who Knows?🤷♂️
Explainer: What is the "metaverse"?
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