Is Metaverse Gonna Change Us?

Is metaverse a treath to reality or the truth itself? Let’s discuss this.First,what does metaverse mean? The term metaverse can be traced back to Neal Stephenson and his dystopian cyberpunk novel Snow Crash. The novel was released in 1992, and it’s considered a canon of the genre, along with William Gibson’s Neuromancer, which describes a virtual reality dataspace called the matrix. The metaverse in Snow Crash is a 3D virtual reality space accessed through personal terminals. This 3D space appears to its users as an urban environment created along a single hundred-meter-wide road, the Street. Stephenson writes: Like any place in Reality, the Street is subject to development. Developers can build their own small streets feeding off of the main one. They can build buildings, parks, signs, as well as things that do not exist in Reality, such as vast hovering overhead light shows, special neighborhoods where the rules of three-dimensional spacetime are ignored, and free-combat zones where people can go to kill each other.

If Stephenson’s vision of the metaverse seems familiar, it’s because massively multiplayer online games share many of its properties.In most digital games you can customize realistic avatars, meet with other players, create virtual items, own virtual property, and exchange goods and services. First name that comes to mind in technological improvements,Mark Zuckerberg wants to create a metaverse that isn’t some grand virtual experience,it’s the next version of the internet. “We’ve gone from desktop to web to mobile; from text to photos to video. But this isn’t the end of the line,” writes Zuckerberg in a recent letter to his employees. “The next platform will be even more immersive,an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it. We call this the metaverse, and it will touch every product we build.”The metaverse is a massively scaled and interoperable network of real-time rendered 3D virtual worlds which can be experienced synchronously and persistently by an effectively unlimited number of users with an individual sense of presence, and with continuity of data, such as identity, history, entitlements, objects,communications, and payments.Here are some properties of metaverse: massively scaled,interoperable,real-time rendered,3D virtual world,synchronous persistent,unlimited number of users,individual sense of presence,continuity of data. When will the metaverse arrive? The question is then, how long will it take before we move from various protometaverses toward the grand metaverse? Mark Zuckerberg believes that it will be by the end of the decade, but it could also be much sooner than that because foundational elements are already in place.

Then what will happen when it arrives?  Who would control this virtual environment or who will make sure everything works seamlessly.Can metaverse “make reality disappear” as it would create a system where people can’t simply stayaway from their devices and have real-world interactions. It’s believed that the metaverse could grow to an extent where it will start impacting essentially every aspect of our lives, and it would be very difficult to just walk away from it.I think this is really dangerous for our future because we getting drowned out of reality to create a new one,a digital one. Even though a lot of people agree with this idea its not possible to stop metaverse being the new reality,technology improves everyday there is no exit for us.










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