Perils and Opportunities of the Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg will without a doubt stand out forever as one of the key men with regards to making sense of the float of mankind over the most recent twenty years. Your credit for it? Make the informal organization Facebook and, with it, an approach to relating. After very nearly twenty years, the youthful visionary declared half a month prior that he is setting up an inventive with the promising name of Metaverse.
Zuckerberg’s new “animal”, as he made sense of it during his show, is a space for the connection of machines, romanticized symbols, and another virtual existence where craftsmanship, design, excellence, and fiction meet to mingle, shop or carry on with work. And this, “by work and beauty” of computer-generated reality and expanded reality.


“Zuckerberg had been talking about the metaverse for months, and Facebook has spent years investing astronomical amounts in developing or buying virtual reality devices and functionalities, professor of Information and Communication Sciences Studies at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and researcher of the GAME (Learning, Media and Entertainment) group, who assures that, according to the person in charge of Meta, this task will, in any case, require 10 years to emerge.
Experts such as professors at the UOC’s Informatics, Multimedia, and Telecommunications Studies, maintain that there is still a long way to go in terms of technology. “According to one viewpoint, the screens should fill in a goal and reinforce rate. On the other, the protective caps ought to turn out to be more agreeable or, in any event, lighter, if we need to enjoy a few hours every day with them,” says the professor. And he adds: “We also have to find devices that allow us to better interact with virtual reality worlds: the controls we have now, as well as gesture recognition, are all that could be needed for some purposes, yet they miss the mark assuming we need to that the innovation is conveyed among the overall population”.

We live the last throes of Facebook

Following 17 years of adherents and preferences, specialists say that Facebook is “unhappy”. The most recent investigations uncover a stagnation and, surprisingly, a descending pattern in the number of its individuals. This is corroborated by data from the report by The Social Media Family. Which is published in the update. Where it is known that the number of Facebook users has stagnated, currently ranging between 20 and 22 million in the last six years.
On the other hand, the profile of the user of this network, according to the National Statistics Institute, is that of a woman aged between 16 and 74 years. This group represents 70.9% of the total, while men of the same age group account for 66.8%. These figures support the hypothesis that “as an interpersonal organization, Facebook is as of now unimportant for new ages.
Presently, does that imply that the individuals from these “new ages” will be the ones in particular who will become clients of the metaverse? Will the more seasoned bunches be forgotten about? According to Pierre Bourdin, professor of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications Studies at the UOC, “some people will find it more difficult than others and they will surely be left out. Yet, around the world, I figure it will be open to purchasers, all things considered. It is possible to compare it with the appearance of mobile phones. At first, it was something uncommon, for technology enthusiasts. Be that as it may, today couple of individuals doesn’t have a portable.”

A facelift at the right time

The metaverse announcement was made to spread a thick “smokescreen”. “The contemplation was to divert thought from the extraordinary claims made by the past specialist Frances Haugen. The impact that the ‘uber blackout’ had on all of the social occasion’s establishments right away already,” says Lalueza.
The bad reputation that the social network has earned. It has already begun to spill over to the rest of the group’s platforms such as WhatsApp or Instagram. Which “were incorporated into the conglomerate at the stroke of a checkbook,” Lalueza reminds us. Who believes that “playing everything on A card as uncertain as the metaverse may seem risky. But the alternative is probably none other than to languish until it completely sinks into a sea of scandals against competitors. Like TikTok, are already showing their teeth and consolidating themselves as clear contenders for the podium of the competitions, social media”.

Revolution or natural evolution?

The new platform is not expected to be operational for another decade. Is this period enough time for us to encounter its execution as a characteristic development of Facebook? That is what it seems. At least that is what Pierre Bourdin thinks. Who does not believe that there is a rupture? But rather an evolution. “I can’t fight the temptation to envision. There will be a blend between correspondence network movements, helpful turns of events, and virtual and extended.

Now, what technology will make the “miracle” possible? Experts predict that the enabling technology of this virtual world will not be 5G. But the future 6G will be implemented. This will permit us to put on expanded reality glasses and see data superimposed on our visual field. Also augmented reality glasses that give us admittance to a limitlessness of startling encounters. “6G will presumably advance into areas. For example, computer games, film, TV, style, music, promotion and, why not, travel services. Which will want to offer excursions in the metaverse,”

Bourdin predicts

Supporting this idea, Professor points out that “the bandwidth and latency of 6G technology could justify its use in augmented reality in mobility that includes the scenario described for the metaverse”.

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