The Metaverse is a highly interactive three-dimensional virtual world based on AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality). Users in the Metaverse can come together in a digital universe, where they can buy & sell land, buildings, and other digital acquisitions and explore the space using their personalized avatars. The avatar representing a user within the Metaverse can look how the user wants. Maybe it’s the same appearance as the person or completely different.
Here are a few applications of the Metaverse in various industries:
Tourism and travel
Travel is a passion many people share; however, the expenses of the flights and hotels make it impossible to enjoy that hobby as much as you would love to. With the Metaverse, you can enjoy the experience of travelling without visiting the destinations physically with a 360 ° virtual tour of your favourite destination.
Education and e-learning
During COVID, every school around the world started to offer classes online to be able to continue their lessons and not lose a year. The Metaverse can add extra value to these remote classes. For example, the Metaverse can help students in architecture and medicine practice their skills with Virtual Reality simulations.
In this period of globalization, moving between provinces and countries is common. Sometimes you may need to rent or buy a house without visiting it. Most real estate companies now offer a video or a 360 tour on their websites of the available properties. With the Metaverse, they could offer VR tours to show the house without the necessity of being physically in the same space.
Metaverse can be applied in both, Mental and Physical health practices. Regarding physical health, Telemedicine and Telehealth are common, wherein patients and doctors can interact in virtual 3D clinics. The Metaverse could offer therapies and transport patients to a relaxed digital environment for better mental health.
Social Media and Entertainment
Social Media platforms were born to connect people, and it was a success. Now the Metaverse gives another perspective to the way to use them. The user won’t be on the phone or computer screen, but share a virtual space, making these connections even more realistic.
The gaming industry is probably the most important and the pioneer in the Metaverse. They are developing to create innovative ways to bring games to the Metaverse, giving gamers a more realistic and immersive gaming experience.
Metaverse is still developing and growing; however, it has enormous potential. The Metaverse is a virtual reality that will change the online space, creating a new virtual space full of possibilities for many industries.