What Is the Metaverse?
If you consult Wikipedia you will read that “The metaverse is a hypothesized iteration of the Internet, supporting persistent online 3-D virtual environments through conventional personal computing, as well as virtual and augmented reality headsets”.
And after that, the most likely thing is that you still do not have a very clear idea of what we are talking about.
Let's try to explain it in a simpler way.
The Metaverse is a virtual world, one to which we will connect using a series of devices that will make us think that we are really inside it, interacting with all its elements. It will be like really teleporting to a totally new world through virtual reality glasses and other accessories that will allow us to interact with it.
Virtual worlds have existed for a long time, for example in video games, but with the metaverse we take a step forward in terms of immersion, the integration of the human into that technological reality.
We can even get the devices we use to interpret our facial expressions so that our avatar in the metaverse can recreate us, and that way the rest of the people with whom we are interacting can understand how we feel. Body language is also part of these virtual interactions.
The consequence is that we will have total freedom of creation, both to make our avatar similar to our physical person and to give it a different appearance, and also to create the environment and our businesses and rooms to our liking.
The Internet is full of virtual communities, social networks that we access from different devices. We interact with more people virtually than physically. Well, the metaverse would be to take one more step to narrow the physical and virtual worlds.
During the next few years we will see how new devices are being launched that seek to connect us with this new virtual reality, and the logic of technological development and mass production will ensure that they are very complete and affordable.