You’ve probably heard of Mark Zuckerberg’s meta-name. Facebook is now called Meta to align its title and purpose. But the truth is that MetaVers was not created by Meta, and in fact the company is trying to find its place in the virtual world of the future.
So what is “Metavars” that can be seen on all IT news sites these days? We begin our article by describing it, and then explain what smartphone experiences Metavars can make better or even more sophisticated.
Finally, we come to the key part of the story. Are we examining whether smartphone companies are ready to enter the competition field? The article also answers questions such as “why now” and “what happens to humans”.
What is Metavars?
Simply put, according to Meta and Microsoft, Metawares is set to become the future of the Internet (the next version or level). In this extraordinary space, your 3D digital avatar comes to life by placing a virtual reality headset and can interact with anything and everyone who has access to the virtual world.
There are two key aspects to metatarsal. The first thing that may come to your mind as an audience is what facilities are needed to step on Metavars at all? The answer should be:
- A virtual reality or augmented reality headset powered by a powerful computer
- Custom software built to use the powerful combination of virtual reality and PC
Some people may be worried about the idea of a headset that can separate them from the current world and connect them to the Metavars. But the fact is that the device is a bridge between two different worlds, both of which are unique.
But the more important question that needs to be answered is why is there a metavers? What does he intend to achieve? And are we even ready to give up our smartphones, which are our current window into the virtual world, and wear weird gadgets and enter Metavars?
You are currently in Metawares and using it
It’s as if the Internet is a place where users go to do different things, except that it is not yet complete. In other words, the Big Bang happened earlier and now we need to expand the (virtual) world created by this explosion. Creating such a world will eventually give us Metavars.
You may not realize it, but you, too, have probably sunk your toe a little in the metatarsal ocean and gained some experience, albeit a small one. Pokemon Go, for example, is a game that lets you combine real-world elements with virtual reality for a unique experience. In fact, Pokemon Go uses a combination of augmented reality technology and a smartphone.
Then we have virtual reality headsets like Oculus Quest 2 that allow you to step into a whole new dimension. Imagine putting this headset on your head, you go to a completely different world that bears no resemblance to where you are physically. This technology is often used to play games or graphics. The experience that these types of devices provide to the user is almost identical to what we expect from Metavars.
Here are some of the features that Metavers can enhance
So, with all that said, is there a smartphone experience that could potentially be improved thanks to Metavars and augmented reality features?
The answer is definitely yes! Smartphones are a window into the world, making incredible things possible that we could not have done 20 years ago. But technology does not seem to want to end here, and as a result, the future will be brighter and more attractive.
Thanks to the Corona Pandemic, humans have become more dependent on the virtual world for their work for more than two years now. Currently, smartphones are the most affordable, accessible and widely used telecommunication tools.
- Play, watch movies and listen to music
- Do homework and attend classes
- Work on the project and attend a business meeting
For the past two years we have become accustomed to doing most of our work remotely and when we are at home, but we do not have good experience doing this; That’s because we miss real human interactions.
Seeing someone in a video call is good, but there are limitations. Students can learn and study together, but post-class activities in video calling seem a little strange. Even attending work sessions, which can be frustrating for some, requires more interaction. Technology has advanced a lot, but it has not yet succeeded in breaking down virtual walls and building bridges in their place.
Metavars promises to change the game forever by blurring the lines between the real and virtual worlds. Holoportation occurs when your virtual version is rebuilt and transferred to another part of the world. Facebook and Microsoft’s vision for the future is to use digital versions of humans to better interact with the virtual world. What are you going to do? Do you have an important business meeting or do you want to watch a new movie with your friends? Metavars promises to let you do this without having to leave your home.
In fact, educational institutions, businesses and military personnel have already been invited to taste the world of the future with Microsoft HoloLens 2. The HoloLens 2 is an advanced $ 3,500 virtual reality headset that offers unparalleled features to users.
A few smartphone features that Metavers can make more complex
However, the biggest challenge for Metavars creators is to provide a hassle-free experience that works well and is comfortable for users. Modern smartphones have been around for about 15 years, and manufacturers are still trying to make them as reliable, secure, and accessible as possible. If you’ve been following the news of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 trial or Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2, you know that technology has a long way to go. We need to get to a point where it can be used without any added hassle or complexity.
The most important difference between making a video call to your friends and meeting them in Metavars is how you see them. Your phone’s camera and screen work well to display the other person’s appearance. But in Metavars, you will have an avatar similar to Apple Memoji stickers. At least as long as this technology allows you to transfer the real image of yourself to Metavars, the avatars bear no resemblance to your real version.
If you’ve played some of AAA’s most popular titles, you know that even multibillion-dollar companies like EA strive to make human characters more realistic. Take, for example, the world-famous FIFA and NBA 2K games; Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James look much better today than they did ten years ago, but they still do not bear 100% resemblance to the original.
Are smartphone makers ready to enter the Metavers competition?
After discussing what Metavars is and the potential challenges and opportunities around the virtual world, can we now say which smartphone companies are going to lead the Metavars development alongside Facebook and Microsoft? Yes, we can! It is no surprise that in the near future, a company from Cupertino will fight on the front lines of the Metavars Revolution.
So far, we have heard hundreds of rumors about Apple’s upcoming AR / VR headset. But we do not yet know if the headset is augmented reality or focuses on virtual reality; The distinction between the two is crucial to what the device will do.
Assuming that Apple is a leader in developing Metawares for its countless users, it looks like it will take at least another five years for the technology to perform the functions of a smartphone. But who knows, maybe Metavars will live next to cell phones or even laptops for a while and replace them after a while. Of course, the latest rumors say that the Apple headset will not rely on the iPhone.
The iPhone-based virtual reality / augmented headset is expected to be introduced in late 2022, but this may take until 2023 as previous rumors claimed that the device will be available in 2021, but this did not happen. Unfortunately, Apple is notorious for the amount of time it spends building its hardware and software.
Perhaps the most important thing you need to know about Apple’s Metavars revolution is that the company has left a lot of clues to show that this is really going to happen. From the iPhone’s ultra-advanced A-series chips to the LiDAR scanner And the introduction of space sound (Spatial Audio, which Microsoft refers to as the “key part of the great Metavars experience,” are all Cupertino steps into the virtual world of Metavars.
Another smartphone giant, Samsung, is expected to play a role in the development of the Metavars. With the introduction of Samsung’s latest LPDDR5X RAM, it was revealed that the company is now sitting in the back seat of the Metavars Progress car. The South Korean company has promised that new Rome will be added to smartphones and augmented reality smartphones next year.
Why now? What happens to human destiny?
Finally, it’s good to ask a few important questions about Metavars:
- Why now?
- What about my privacy?
- Will Metavars keep me away from other people?
Since the above questions are general, they cannot be fully answered. As a result, we provide short answers for each:
- Perhaps because the corona epidemic has made the need for human interaction greater than ever.
- You are currently sharing large amounts of your data with companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft, so this should probably be the last thing you worry about.
- It’s totally up to you. If, like some people, you are immersed in the virtual world of smartphones, Metavars may take you away from real people.
What do you think about Metavars and related issues? How do you answer the last three questions of the article?