The internet, as we know it, is a 2D world in which a range of information and entertainment is instantly accessible.
Despite these extraordinary capabilities, the tech world seeks further growth and expansion. The focus has turned towards creating:
‘The Metaverse’ 🌍
The Metaverse would allow for a more immersive digital experience by turning the internet from a 2D to 3D space. Through the power of virtual reality, individuals would be able to ‘work, live, and play’ within these digital environments by appearing as an avatar.
For example, this would include:
Work Meetings 💼 – Sitting around a table with your colleagues for discussions.
Socialising 💬 – Meeting and interacting with others
Shopping 🛒 – Virtually trying on clothes before making purchases
Travel ✈️ – Using maps to access locations you can virtually explore
Events 🎙️ – Virtually attending music concerts or art exhibitions
Moving ahead with the Metaverse
Zuckerberg’s Facebook acquired Oculus, who create virtual reality products, for £1.46 billion. In 2019, Oculus’ VR headsets were front and centre of the “Facebook Horizons” launch, which enabled individuals to meet within a virtual social environment as an avatar.