Hello everyone, in today’s article, we will examine the concept of “Metaverse”, which has emerged as a result of virtual life entering our lives more and more every day. If we need to talk briefly about the Metaverse, it is a virtual universe, that offers life through different tools apart from our ordinary life.
What is the metaverse?
The term ‘Metaverse’ was first coined by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel ‘Snow Crash’. In ‘Snow Crash’, the Metaverse is a hugely popular virtual world experienced by users equipped with augmented reality technology. Metaverse is a lifelike virtual world, a shared sandbox where people are represented by digital avatars. In other words, it is now a system in which users will be directly in the content, not just on the screen.
In fact, we can say that Metaverse is another world, even a universe, parallel to the real world because, in these universes, you can have virtual meetings, play games with augmented reality, meet new people and join parties. You can even shop with cryptocurrencies, which are also a part of digital life in this universe. Indeed, 12.3 million players instantly attended the Travis Scott concert held on Fornite last year. This situation gave inspiration about virtual concerts that could be held in the future. This system, which has a very bright future, is investing millions of dollars by big companies every day. Particularly due to the pandemic conditions that have been affecting in recent years, the interest in this concept has increased, because the activities that can be done outside, the fact that they can be done in the virtual world have pushed people to this field.
Seoul will be the first city to join the metaverse
Especially South Korea, where the technology is quite advanced, has taken this technology so seriously that it plans to establish a city for this technology in the future. Virtual city tours will be held in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, through virtual reality glasses. In addition to entertainment and socialization, some of the works related to public services can also be handled here. In fact, if we assume that such cities are increasing, we can predict how much the metaverse will affect our lives in the future.
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