The metaverse: From science fiction to virtual reality - Deepstash

The Metaverse is a visual network of virtual environments where people can interact via their avatars. 

If online multiplayer video games are combined with immersive virtual reality and high-speed internet, we can begin to understand the Metaverse.

The metaverse has been in the science fiction realm for ages, but it is only now that Big Tech envisions it as the future internet, with companies like Facebook wanting to set up an immersive, 3D/virtual ecosystem for people to work, play, study and shop.

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Presence: the feeling of actually being in a(virtual) space, typically using head-mounted displays.

Interoperability: The ability to seamlessly switch, travel and move between the virtual spaces, just like a single login works on different websites.

Standardization: Any new technology requires common standards, which are open and affordable, something that is essential for widespread usage.

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