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The Metaverse Is Bending Reality As We Know It! What Lies Ahead?


“The reality can be whatever I want,” is the famous dialogue of Thanos in the movie Avengers: Infinity War. But, let’s be honest who doesn’t want reality on their own accord? However, it is not possible. At least for now. At least for us. But in the future? There is a sign of hope. But not for an individual, but instead for a collective society.

If you are not sure what this concept is about? It’s the metaverse that will change how we think about reality. But how?

Well, the current problem with reality is about distance no matter how connected we all are digitally the feeling is somewhat lacking the touch of reality. It is because the technology we are using today, it’s meant to be displayed as pictures or videos, not meant to be felt.

Because of it, whenever we interact with someone using these digital screens, it is nothing but a 2D form of interaction, not a 3D form. That is where we lack, reality. However, the path we are on now will bring us the reality of touch sooner or later because of the metaverse. 

If you are thinking about whether this is possible or not. 

50 years ago, the idea of video calling was an alien idea to us, however, it now makes sense, in the same way, in the future, we can feel others in the world, while they are miles away from us, now does it sound alien to you? If yes, then you are the majority out there, however, minority doesn’t means that it can’t be happening. 

Symbol of Metaverse by facebook
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Many multi-billion companies are aware of it and trying to make themselves for the future ready. On October 28, 2021, Facebook changed its name from Facebook to Meta. This news made a front-page headline all across the newspaper the world.

Because of it the question rises in everyones’ head, what is META? 

MetaVerse: The Origin

The term “meta” is a prefix that means “about” or “beyond.” It is used to describe something that is an abstraction from something else.

The phrase ‘Metaverse’ is first used in the science fiction novel ‘Snow Crash’ written by Neal Stephenson, which was published in 1992. The novel has continued to inspire various Silicon Valley companies and innovators about the idea of the future.

In the novel, Metaverse is described as a virtual reality world where people can interact with each other and computer-generated objects in real time. Virtual reality is now referred to as a collective virtual shared space created by combining virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet, as well as enhancing physical reality through virtual technology.

However, the metaverse has evolved from just being a concept in a science fiction novel. Today, it is becoming a reality.

Metaverse: Development

What is the metaverse right now? Well, the answer to it is not straight. Because currently, Metaverse is not a platform or a site or a place, or a domain. It is too early to call it a complete metaverse. It is in the development stage, however, we are seeing that currently metaverse is slowly but taking steps to become a virtual reality day by day, the best example of it would be the. Many video games that are using virtual reality.

Apart from it, cryptocurrency is a good example of how the metaverse is slowly becoming a reality.

The Metaverse is a virtual world built after the internet in which a collective virtual shared space is created by combining virtual enhanced physical reality with physically persistent virtual space, which is composed of virtual worlds, augmented reality, and the internet, according to its developers and visionaries.


Cryptocurrency: Living Example of Metaverse
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It is a hypothetical future internet that is built on top of the real world and allows people to interact with each other and virtual objects in real-time. Some people envision the metaverse as a place where people can work, play, and socialize in a fully immersive digital environment. It is also sometimes referred to as the “virtual reality internet.”

Vision for Metaverse

There are several different visions for what the metaverse could be or become. Here are a few examples of what some famous personalities have said about the metaverse:

  • According to science fiction author Neal Stephenson, the metaverse will be a “three-dimensional version of the World Wide Web, where people could conduct business, play games, or interact in ways that have yet to be invented.”
  • In an interview with Rolling Stone, entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk said that the metaverse could be a “virtual reality-based world that is more efficient and has more capability than the physical world.”
  • In an interview with Wired, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the metaverse could be a place where people can “connect with others and experience immersive and interactive content more naturally and intuitively.”
  • In an interview with The Verge, video game designer and creator of Second Life, Philip Rosedale, said that the metaverse could be a place where people can “live and work and be in a space that is more expressive and freer and more creative than the real world.”
Vision for Metaverse
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All these predictions will soon be of fruit. As with the passing day, we are getting close to the metaverse each day.

Inevitable Reality

As of now, the concept of the metaverse is still largely hypothetical and has not yet been fully realized. The shortcomings of metaphors lie in the contrasting view of reality that lies in its vision—for instance, virtual reality and augmented reality are vital components. But how they are becoming a shortcoming for it?

There are many types of virtual reality experiences (VR) available. Some resemble the real world, and some are completely different. Applications of VR include entertainment and educational purposes. Augmented reality and mixed reality are two distinct types of VR-style technology.

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that allows people to see and interact with virtual objects in the context of the physical world. This is the main vision of the metaverse.

Overall, while the concept of the metaverse is still in its early stages of development, there have been significant advancements in technology for VR&AR that are bringing us closer to a fully immersive and interconnected metaverse.

For the VR experience, a person wears a headset with a screen in front of their eyes and headphones for sound. The headset tracks the person’s head movements and adjusts the image accordingly, so it feels like the person is actually in the virtual environment. Some VR systems also include hand controllers or other devices that allow the person to interact with the virtual environment.

Virtual reality has the potential to transform how we learn, communicate, and experience the world around us. It has been used in a variety of fields, including gaming, education, and healthcare, and is expected to have many more applications in the future.

As for augmented reality, it can be used as an AR application on a smartphone or tablet. These apps use the device’s camera and sensors to detect the surrounding environment and superimpose digital information on top of it. For example, an AR app might show you a virtual map overlay as you walk around a city, or it might display information about a building or landmark as you point your device at it.

VR headsets and AR devices allow users to experience immersive digital environments and interact with virtual objects in real-time

Another area of progress in the metaverse is the development of online virtual worlds and social media platforms that allow users to connect and interact with each other in virtual spaces. These platforms can include social networking sites, online multiplayer games, and virtual reality environments.

There are also ongoing efforts to develop standards and protocols for the metaverse, such as the Open Metaverse Foundation’s Metaverse Roadmap, which aims to “define the technical standards and governance frameworks needed to enable the metaverse to become a global platform for innovation, collaboration, and economic growth.”

Wonder of Metaverse

The Metaverse is the technology of the future, however, what makes technology useful? As of now, the utility of Metaverse is not so much. However, that doesn’t need that. There is nothing. There is no need for metaphors.

Hey, from the experience of COVID, many companies have been enthusiastic about the integration of Metaverse into their world work culture. The research by Carnegie Mellon University has shown how video calls are affecting negative impact on creative teamwork because it is based on the technology for displaying, not for interacting as it is blatantly 2D technology.

Think it off the office of the future where the meetings are conducted in virtual reality. The workers are choosing their avatars in meetings even between distant workplaces. All because of virtual reality and augmented reality. It will be far more efficient and more creative than normal video calls.

Another application of the metaverse would be transforming the way we see to connect to nature itself with the millions of million rows, satellites, and data. 

Many wildlife conservatives have expressed their concerns because people aren’t connecting to wildlife thus not caring much about them either, however, it can be solved by the metaverse inclusion of wildlife, when people can experience wildlife, they will care about it.


Nevertheless, until then, we will just see how the metaverse will bend the reality we know now. Metaverse wouldn’t be possible without mathematics, however, if you want to know how the world will look like without mathematics, check this out: World Without Mathematics: Catastrophic Situations.

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