According to Nick Clegg, the former British Deputy Prime Minister and current senior executive at Meta aka Facebook, the metaverse is undeniably the logical continuation of the Internet. And, of course, tech companies will need to do everything possible to ensure its credibility with the general public before its mass adoption.
As all industries face a digital transformation unprecedented, the metaverse is gradually taking a privileged place in many industries. According to Nick, if the metaverse Still carries countless risks and challenges, this technology, if implemented under the right conditions, can be a key component toinclusion. And ultimately, it helps bring people together. This effectively filling the existing gaps in the physical spaces And current digital.
The metaverse: the future of online connectivity
If everyone’s adoption of the metaverse (corporate as an individual) does not happen for 10 or 15 years, the metaverse is gradually starting its progress on a global scale.
Recall that the metaverse is presented as a 3D virtual space in which users can live a professional and social experience. Highly immersive 3D through their virtual avatar. This, in particular thanks to virtual reality headsetsmart glasses or just their smartphones.
This idea, which at first seemed like a utopia to many, is gaining momentum every day. Especially since the company name changed from Facebook to Meta. And the statement of its founder Mark Zuckerberg that he sees the metaverse as the next generation of the internet.
We can be sure of one thing when we observe how the use of the web has evolved over the years. We still remember the transition from the computer to the mobile connection. Without forgetting the passage from textual content to images. Then, to the video, which became the best efficient And relevant to share content.
In this progression, the metaverse can therefore only be thelogical evolution of the web.
Metaverse: An almost infinite possibility of Internet use cases
In his study, Nick Clegg provides examples of potential use cases for the metaverse.
According to him, this digital world modeled on the real world could be used in particular to allow school students to visit historical places. And you live there similar experience to what they may have experienced at that time. Additionally, the metaverse could allow medical students to perform surgery. And this virtually eliminating all risks of injuring real patients.
It should be noted that Méta has just launched its Horizons Workroom application which provides a first sketch of what a match in the metaverse. Incidentally, this application gives users the almost real feeling of being with another person or in another place. And this even when they are alone at home or in the office.
Ultimately, the metaverse unlocks new opportunities. But also the emergence of a endless new ideas which will have a great positive impact. And this both socially and economically.
Not just advantages
If the unique characteristics of the metaverse allow for new and enriching experiences, Nick Clegg also recognizes the potential dangers of this new virtual world. Especially for marginalized communities online. In particular, he mentioned the emotional impact that a highly immersive experience could have in the event of an offensive or aggressive interaction.
In any case, companies wishing to rely on the metaverse will have to find the best solutions to do so maximize your positive potential and reduce its disadvantages. This is by learning to learn from the current Internet. And find the best way to regulate the metaverse before it actually develops.