The new year 2023 has just arrived and it will certainly see the first public entry of a lot of new platforms, especially those in the Metaverse and those leaning on artificial intelligence, scientist and data developers are trying to develop a Metaverse that talks about virtual reality and the actual reality getting together and we can just skip from the reality and go into the virtual world and can experience the unexpected norms. There is a changing trend in social media that is 4g->5g->AI->Metaverse.
As the 5g has already been unveiled but the speed and the bandwidth on which the things would be running are improving day by day with each passing year. The topic of the Metaverse has been in the news and scientist are working towards achieving more and more relevant information about the Metaverse so that it can be seen and experienced in day to day life of a common man very often.
What is Metaverse?
- It is the combination of “meta” which means “beyond” and “verse” which comes from the word “universe”. It means something that is beyond the universe is Metaverse. It can be an example of “extended or prolonged reality”.
- This Metaverse will take you from the actual reality and will give you the extended reality or the feature of going beyond reality and experiencing something which is in the virtual format.
- It is a combination of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality.
- This also provides an immersive multi-user experience for anyone accessing it around the globe.
Challenges of Metaverse
- Infrastructure: It will require a number of resources such as hardware, software, Internet, and its high bandwidth.
- Regulatory Issues: Metaverse will engage users from various sorts at various levels all over the world.
- Data privacy and Security: It may raise policy questions about how privacy and security should be addressed. Online risks may be aggravated. This is the biggest challenge because privacy has become a fundamental right in many countries now.
- Digital Literacy: Governance mechanisms for virtual worlds are lacking in digital literacy, safety, and well-being of participants.
- Identity fraud: There is a big possibility of forgery of facial features, footage, and voice. Suppose someone has recorded your voice or your picture then that can be misused as well.
Applications of Metaverse
- E-Commerce: The Metaverse can bridge the gap between the real and virtual world, hence merging online and offline platforms into one.
- Skill enhancement: It can play a pivotal role in a remote manner due to its scope of developing new experiential learning scenarios.
- Virtual Tourism: With the 360-degree virtual tour, a person can digitally experience all the places and not only watch the location recorded but also be present digitally in the desired location with realistic effects.
- Education and learning: Students can now watch live experiments with more intensive and high-quality knowledge resources.
- Reducing the digital divide: Strengthening and scaling efforts should be done to promote digital literacy, safety, and well-being so that practice can be withdrawn meaningfully in online communities.
- Policy Backing: It is the right time for the government to create the right policy background for its operation and grasp the Metaverse for public services.
- Safe and secure Metaverse Ecosystem: Building a user-friendly meta-governance infrastructure that will need collaboration by experts from various disciplines.