Think of a world where a company made a car of their new model and then released it on the online market and as a buyer you could drive the car from anywhere in the world.
Or like a dress while shopping online at home. After ordering a digital version of the dress, you ordered the dress.
It may seem like a sci-fi movie based on science fiction. But to be honest, it is no longer in the imagination. The work of creating such technology has already started.
This technology will make the online virtual world feel like a real world.
Suppose a friend of yours posted some wonderful pictures of going for a walk in the hills of Chittagong Hill Tracts on Facebook. This technology will make you feel like you are there when you visit Facebook.
And the technology through which all this will happen is called metaverse.
What is Metaverse?
That being said, Metaverse will be the future of the Internet.
Technologists say that because of Metaverse, the virtual world of the Internet will feel like a real-world where human communication will be multidimensional. With Metaverse technology you will not only be able to see something, you will also be able to immerse yourself in it.
Information technology expert Zakaria Swapan said, “You can call it a 3D virtual world. Most of the space on the screen now is 2D or two-dimensional. But in the metaverse world, our experience will be like 3D. Is being done. “
To the average person, Metaverse technology may seem like a version of virtual reality or VR right now. But it’s actually much more than that.
According to technologists, comparing Metaverse with virtual reality is like comparing mobile phones of the eighties with today’s smartphones.
Currently, VR is mostly used for online gaming, but Metaverse will be used for everything from office work to games, concerts, movies, and even chatting with friends.
Own 3D avatar representative:
Many are imagining that this metaverse technology will have a 3D avatar or character of the internet user himself and that will represent him online. That means it will be able to turn around and take part in various activities with other characters.
It can be said that Metaverse technology can be used to access the ‘shared virtual environment’ through the Internet. In other words, it will be a digital space created using virtual reality where the digital world will be integrated with the real world.
“When you go down a road on Google Maps, in Street View you can see all the cars, houses and shops in the vicinity. I can sit in Dhaka and see the streets of London if I want. But so far it’s done. I can feel that experience even if I am not there, “said Zakaria Swapan.
Instead of sitting in front of a computer with a VR headset, you can navigate to your favorite websites.
You can meet friends, go to music concerts, do almost everything from shopping.
Why so much discussion:
From time to time, discussions about the digital world and augmented reality begin. After a while, the tension is gone again.
But this time, investors and companies in the technology sector have started fighting over metaverse. As this technology becomes the future of the internet, no one wants to fall behind in this race.
This is because for the first time an idea has been created that technologists have come close to discovering metaverse technology. This idea is due to the huge improvements in VR gaming and internet connectivity.
Metaverse technology is at the top of the list of things that Facebook is prioritizing. Mark Zuckerberg, head of social media, said his company would become a Metaverse organization within the next five years.
That is why the name of Facebook is being heard to be changed.
Facebook has recently announced the recruitment of 10,000 employees to create this metaverse technology in Europe. Investing a lot of money. For virtual reality, they have created the Oculus headset which is less expensive than the sets of the rival companies.
Microsoft, Apple, Google, Roblox, and Fortnite maker Epic Games are also working on creating Metaverse. Has invested a lot of money.
Artist Ariana Grande recently performed at a virtual concert on Fortnite with millions of people in attendance, according to Epic Games.
Virtual reality technology has improved a lot in the last few years. Some headsets have been created that can be so clever with the human eye that when you walk around the virtual world you will feel like you can see everything in 3D.
Technologists say work on the Metaverse technology has already begun. With the speed of the internet getting faster, especially after the Five-G comes on the market, all the problems will be solved.
Zakaria Swapan said that the work of metaverse technology has started in a sense.
“Usually we go to university, college and school classrooms. But in the last two years, there has been some change due to the Kovid epidemic. Many have taken classes in Zoom or online. There will be many more improvements in this technology in the next three to four years. Doing a class at Oxford University would feel like sitting in front of a teacher, “he said.
He said that 10 years ago Metaverse was limited to one concept. But at the moment it has come a long way.
“We have come very close to Metaverse. In the next seven to eight years, you will see that we have entered the world of Metaverse,” said information technologist Zakaria Swapan. There are two such apps – Workplace and Horizons.