The Latest Update from Meta: Is the Metaverse Shift any Closer?
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The concept of metaverse has been a hot topic ever since Mark Zuckerberg shared his plans for it. Given the limited amount of information released about the concept, people have come up with numerous assumptions about how this space will impact our lives.
Zuckerberg had this to say during the initial announcement, “We believe the metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet. We’ll be able to feel present – like we’re right there with people no matter how far apart we actually are.”
After a while of radio silence, Meta has finally released more information in this report made in collaboration with the Analysis group.
Defining the metaverse
The report has defined the metaverse as an “expansive network of digital spaces”. It claims that these spaces are interconnected and interoperable so you can easily move between them.
You can also create and explore the metaverse with people who aren’t in your physical space. All in all, this promises to be an experience more than a space.
How far are we from the next stage?
The question on everyone’s mind is: when will we notice the real presence of the metaverse?
Answering this question, the report claims that the “form and shape of the metaverse will materialize slowly at first, and only after a critical mass of adoption is achieved, will its full potential begin to take more concrete shape.”
On the flip side, people are also debating if the metaverse will ever come to fruition. Even though the report stands conflicted on that, it is safe to assume that the concept is still a work-in-progress.
With the rebranding of Facebook as Meta, there is little doubt that the company is fiercely dedicated to making the metaverse a reality. Whether the project will be implemented as envisioned is, altogether, a different matter.
As you wait for this technology to arrive, you are free to theorize and make assumptions about the space. Who knows, one of your theories might actually be spot-on!