Obviously the Future: The Metaverse
This topic is so wide and vast. I'm taking a break this week, but I refer you to this overview by Matthew Ball. He is a deep content expert but could write more simply. I've edited his writing below for readability.
I'm a big believer in the positive possibilities of The Metaverse. When you begin to be an active participant and find your niche, you'll see the future too.
From the essay:
Since the late 1970s, many technologists imagined a future state of the Internet – called the “Metaverse”. It would revolutionize the infrastructure layer of the digital world and also much of the physical one. Although the full vision for the Metaverse remains hard to define, seemingly fantastical, and decades away, the pieces have started to feel very real. And, as always with this sort of change, its arc is as long and unpredictable as its end state is lucrative.
The Metaverse has become the macro-goal for the world’s tech giants. It is the goal of Epic Games, maker of the Unreal Engine and Fortnite. It is also the driver behind Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR and its newly announced Horizon virtual world/meeting space and other projects such as AR glasses and brain-to-machine communications. The tens of billions that will be spent on cloud gaming over the next decade is based on the belief that such technologies will underpin our online-offline future.