a seamless convergence of our physical and digital lives
The metaverse is a seamless convergence of our physical and digital lives, creating a unified, virtual community where we can work, play, relax, shop and socialise.
Advocates of the metaverse predict that it will be a multi-trillion-dollar digital economy, and new virtual worlds will replace the internet. Intelligent companies are placing big bets in this space. Facebook (Meta) has 20% of its entire workforce currently invested in developing VR and AR technologies.
In some ways, the seeds of the metaverse are already here. Meetings take place on Zoom; work happens in Tandem, we tweet on Twitter, game in Fortnite and shop on Amazon. Though most of these pieces are disconnected today, the metaverse is where we expect that to change.