Metaverse - Microsoft Metaverse & Facebook Meta
The Metaverse is the next generation of social technology. The term Metaverse emerged from Neal
Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash, and refers to a convergence of physical,augmented and
virtual reality in a shared online space.
Metaverse provides you a 3 D Virtual Environment through virtual reality headsets, augmented
reality glasses, smartphones, PCs, and game consoles. It is a virtual universe where users can
interact with each other as digital avatars. These virtual environments can be used for social
interactions, gaming, or even work.Many companies like Meta (formerly Facebook), Roblox, Epic
Games and Microsoft are already entered in metaverse. In Metaverse, service will be offered
virtualy in exchange of virtual assets or crypto currencies.
Facebook is rebranded to Meta, provides you a 3 D space in metaverse that will let you socialize,
learn, collaborate and play in ways that go beyond what we can imagine.The Social giants admits
that the metaverse won’t be “built overnight.” and many of the products will “only be fully realised
in the next 10-15 years.”.
It’s innovation principles are Never Surprise People, Provide Controls that Matter, Consider
Everyone and Put People First.Meta CEO Zuckerberg says that “A lot of the metaverse experience
is going to be around being able to teleport from one experience to another”.
Features planning to include in Metaverse by Meta
1) Virtual Reality
It lets you experience a new world and shared experience . Quest 2 will let you join friends with
headsets and enjoy concerts,movie, sports experience with them. Workteams will provides a
VRspace where you could connect to team anywhere from world and develop and share ideas
2) Augmented Reality
Spark AR creates and share augmented reality with playful virtual effects at swipe of a screen,
letting you express yourself with the people who matter most. It also provides a platform full of
tools according to creaters needs and whole communitty can publish effects in Instagram.
Ray-Ban Stories provides you smart glasses that enables you to record and share audio and video
experiences in Facebook and even listen music with privacy control.
Microsoft Teams is entered into metaverse with 3D avatars and virtual meeting environments.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that company was working to build an “enterprise metaverse”
where physical and digital world converges.
Microsoft is planning to bring Mesh- A collaborative platform for virtual experiences directly into
microsoft teams in next year.Microsoft is building on efforts like Together Mode and other
experiments for making meetings more interactive, after months of people working from home and
adjusting to hybrid work. Micrososft Team will get you a 3D Avatar , that will represent you in 2D
and 3 D meeting, so that you can choose an animated version of yourself if you are not like to
turning the camera on.
Microsoft and Meta are planning to lead us to Metaverse era. Along Microsoft and Meta many
companies have started using platforms like Spatial to offer virtual spaces for events, meetings, and
networking opportunities. This concept is decade away from fully realized and it needs coorporation
among tech giants. It is going to be next stage of evolution where instead on simply just looking at
the screen, you can go inside of it and explore more, that we not even seen before.
Even though Metaverse provides us exceptional experience, there are many areas still exist that we
have to concern.It includes information privacy and user addiction. Companies like Meta may
collect our personal informations through wearable devices and user interactions. They are planning
on persisting targeted advertising within in metaverse and leads to spread of mis-information and
loss of personal privacy. User addiction to Metaverse is another concern that leads to depression,
anxiety obesity and a tendency to escape from reality.