It’s not just Zuckerberg ⁠— here’s how gaming, shopping and dating could look like in the metaverse – Business Insider India

The metaverse is the latest buzzword that gained more interest after Facebook held an event dedicated to its future plans and
renamed itself to ‘Meta’. While the metaverse discussions have been in the light for months, many global tech companies are now announcing their plans on their own metaverses.

It may be easy to understand that Meta can create the
metaverse but the possibilities are endless for this new internet world. It’s not just social media, but dating, gaming, collaboration, shopping, and a lot more can take place in the metaverse.

Here’s what metaverse means in simple words

The metaverse is broadly known as this immersive digital or virtual world where people interact with each other through their digital avatars. Here, people can socialise, shop, have immersive experiences, collaborate on projects, and more. There’s a new company almost every other day announcing their plans about the metaverse so let’s take a look at what exactly these companies have in mind.

Meta (Facebook)

Meta is probably the most invested in the metaverse right now. It defines the metaverse as “the next evolution of social connection.” Meta’s metaverse is going to be all 3D with digital avatars teleporting to different spaces, holograms, immersive gaming, and it will also feature crypto and NFTs. Meta will also create virtual homes known as ‘Horizon Home’ where you will be able to invite friends just like you do in real life. It’s kind of like Roblox but in a more immersive way.
Horizon Home by Meta will let you invite friends to your virtual home just like you do in real life. Meta

There’s also ‘Horizon Marketplace’ where people will be able to sell 3D digital items which will help creators and developers earn money. Meta will also create spaces for gaming, working, and exercising too. Not just that, you will also be able to do advanced learning in the metaverse like medical students practising how to use instruments. Meta already has Oculus VR headsets for virtual experiences, and it’s also working on AR glasses called ‘Nazaré’ for holograms.


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