The metaverse is one of the newest terms to emerge in the technology world, with companies like Facebook and Microsoft committing to making this dream a reality.
Metaverse refers to a world that merges virtual and augmented reality experiences, allowing users to access a truly unique simulation.
While technological trends similar to this have come and gone, it appears that companies are betting that the metaverse will be around for the long term.
For instance, Facebook announced that it would focus on becoming a provider of the metaverse earlier this year and even rebranded its parent company to Meta just weeks ago.
But what would a metaverse really look like?
Imagine a universe within a universe, with its own economy driven by cryptocurrency and allowing users to have an immersive experience unlike any other.
The way people work will also be revolutionized by the metaverse, especially as the workforce becomes increasingly distributed and remote. For instance, employees can use a metaverse platform to have more engaged meetings, allowing their avatars to connect in this virtual world and enable collaboration across various time zones.
Games like Fortnite have played a role in transforming what a metaverse could look like by hosting in-game concerts from artists like Ariana Grande and others.