Virtual reality', argument reality and physical reality brought together by the metaverse

an illustration of an individual traversing in the metaverse. photo/courtesy

Imagine a virtual where you can do anything from interacting with family, gaming, holding meetings, attending work, purchasing land, preparing and attending concerts, and even shopping; this is the Metaverse.

The word Metaverse is two words with the word "meta," the Greek word that translates from English means "beyond," and "verse" comes from "universe," in total beyond the universe is the experience that the Metaverse offers.

Giant companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, Google, and famous Fortnight developers gaming company Epic Games have ventured and are investing in the Metaverse. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already changed its name to Meta a short for Metaverse.

Zuckerberg said he would spend $10 billion to create a new virtual reality internet. Microsoft already has had software that incorporates Metaverse; in this software, you can hold virtual meetings and use PowerPoint presentations. They call these digital economies.

Virtual reality works in that you must register in a virtual space and develop your avatar, which is your virtual representation in the Metaverse. You need virtual gears to wear during the interactions in the Metaverse. The Metaverse combines virtual reality, augmented reality, and physical reality.

 Avatars in Roblox one of the gaming and interactive platforms in the Metaverse. photo/courtesy

Augmented reality offers the Metaverse a combination of digital and physical worlds where there is 3D identification and real-time interactions with people and objects. Virtual reality offers a change in real-life experience with a simulated one that improves users' experience and imagination.
Virtual gaming and other websites are two-dimensional, but the Metaverse is three-dimensional. This means that the Metaverse offers virtual, augmented, and physical realities for people to stay in touch.

Purchase of virtual land is through Non-Fungible Token (NFT), which is financial security consisting of digital data stored in Blockchain. This means cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum can be used as exchange value.

There are two giants in the Metaverse they are sandbox and Roblox. Sandbox is a virtual world where players can build, own and monetize their gaming experience in the Ethereum blockchain. The sandbox is aimed at improving the gamer's experience. In the sandbox, a user can control and sell their game experience using sand, the platform utility token.

The Roblox features several games within the website, and several of them offer a virtual world where users can interact with one another. In this virtual space, famous rappers like Travis Scott have held concerts with a good crowd. In this space, people can interact with their families in avatar form.

Celebrities have already purchased virtual land where they have invested and built this land they call verse. Rapper Snoop Dogg has purchased a virtual land from the sandbox he built, calling it the Snoop verse. The rapper used Ethereum Blockchain to purchase the late. He is to hold concerts, pool parties, and shopping.

Rapper Travis Scott performing on epic games platform Fortnight on the metaverse. photo/courtesy
Famous actor and hotelier Paris Hilton has also purchased a virtual land within Roblox, naming it the Paris world. "I think it's important for people to be in not only the physical world but also the digital world," said Paris. Other celebrities have purchased virtual land also. Former Victoria's Secret model Sara Sampaio, Stanislas Wawrinka, a Swiss tennis star, Vashu Bhagnani of Pooja entertainment, a virtual land called Pooja verse, and singer Daler Mehndi a virtual land called Belle Belle land.

a real estate building under sale in the Metaverse. Courtesy/ Gettyimages.
There are challenges the Metaverse has transverse this includes privacy in terms of an after and sound each individual uses. In the Metaverse, an individual can copy another person's avatar and voice and use it to harass others in verse. The virtual headset has caused a problem people have to walk around when in the Metaverse. These have injuries and even destruction of properties.

In as much as, the Metaverse is improving our lives and making them comfortable. Virtual reality increases laziness; in the Metaverse, you can work and attend meetings even from bed. There have been reports of bullying and assault on the platform.

There is also a threat of dystopian reality where giant cooperation can control the whole Metaverse, which means that one individual controls all spheres of life. These threaten people's freedom and choices. There should be a free handbook offer for using the Metaverse for the first time, rather than $12 for each handbook.