In 1992 when the internet was new, American novelist Neal Stephenson spoke about virtual reality. A virtual world where people use digital avatars to work, play and live online. He called it the Metaverse.

Metaverse is a blend of the word Meta meaning ” beyond” and verse from “universe.” He said the Metaverse would be the successor of the internet and would be an escape from a dystopian reality.

2022 is poised to be the year of Metaverse, a technology-based Augmented Reality space that could change how you live and interact forever.

What exactly is Metaverse?

Think of Metaverse as an internet that you are looking at and living in. Your digital avatar will help you interact with Metaverse.

Instead of watching or reading about a topic, you will be experiencing and doing those actions yourself digitally with other people interested in being part of your experience.

Let’s simplify it further:

Imagine you have been stuck in a lockdown away from your family; how do you stay in touch with them?

Through video calls, that’s the closest you can be today, and it’s not close enough, you know that. You feel left out as your family sits together for a meet or plays a card game.

The Metaverse promises to change that!

In Metaverse, you can meet your family in a virtual space. You can play that game in a digital avatar, make actual movements, and conversations can also happen.

This is what the Metaverse offers.

 

Experience – more than just sight and sound

Video game giants like Roblox, GTA, Fortnite have had this Metaverse concept for a while now with their own virtual worlds, virtual economies, virtual currencies, storylines, and characters.

The Metaverse may also have some gaming elements, but it will not be a video game. It will be a cyberspace where reality meets imagination. 

The characters will be real human beings, but their world will be entirely fictional, consisting of virtual elements that parallel real life.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, “Metaverse will be a teleportation device where you can explore a virtual world while being physically present at home.”

Will there be one Metaverse or different Metaverses?

Going by the kind of investments being made, it’ll be safe to say that we will be spoilt for choice. There are different virtual worlds in the making, Facebook wants to be the biggest one, but it is not the only one in pursuit.

Many tech-heavy mates are at it.

For instance, Apple is working on an advanced gadget that can revolutionize the Metaverse experience as per the reports.

Google is building its own unique Metaverse.

Microsoft is also in the race and aims to create its digital world, known as “Mesh.” Microsoft will incorporate this virtual experience directly into Microsoft teams.

Disney is also creating a Disney Theme Metaverse; it would extend Disney’s Films and Streaming Service.

Roseon has also entered the Metaverse race to turn dreams into reality with Roseon WonderLand in Roseon World’s ecosystem.

The Roseon Metaverse offers an interactive 3D environment, Staking & Farming, Launch Pad, Game Center including Spin2Win, Zombie Warrior and Goblins Attack, an NFT marketplace and much more.

WonderLand also serves as a virtual theme park to bring your favourite rides into the Metaverse.

Even governments are placing their bets on the Metaverse.

In 2021, the South Korean government announced the creation of a national Metaverse alliance aiming to bring the different virtual worlds into one umbrella.

Barbados is one step ahead and plans to set up its Embassy in the Metaverse.

In the United States, the city of Santa Monica partnered with a Metaverse company to launch a digital version of Santa Monica where users will be rewarded for collecting hidden items located in the virtual city.

Conclusion

Metaverse is not just an experiment by tech geeks. It’s becoming an inevitable alternative to reality. Resisting it or being in denial might be a bad idea. 

Metaverse promises to give people a second life of sorts in an online world where they can interact, meet, shop, party, or even build a house if they want to, but it will all be virtual.

Join Roseon WonderLand today and be a part of the exciting, evolving space!

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