The Metaverse

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE METAVERSE

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World Builders can assist you in claiming your space in the metaverse, join us for a personal tour of the amazing virtual worlds our builders have created. 

Simply put, the metaverse will allow you to visit a 3d virtual reality environment with a number of virtual reality products, the most popular being the Oculus Quest 2. This standalone device will enable users  to play games in 3D virtual reality and visit virtual worlds and spaces in the metaverse using Microsoft’s Altspace VR, Facebook (Meta’s) Horizon World’s VR and Decentraland to name a few. These platforms are filled with new worlds and spaces being built at an extraordinary pace.

Many would agree that the metaverse has come just at the right time for many as COVID mutations make attending live gigs and events more and more difficult. Live events are already being hosted on the metaverse with many virtual spaces created to host immersive and engaging events from new artists to recognised icons the metaverse is becoming a recognised and exciting alternative to real life performances. Museums, Art Galleries, Fashion outlets, Exhibitions, Shopping Malls, you name it, the metaverse will soon have the real world replicated with ecommerce and crypto currency enabling the purchase of digital clothing, avatars accessories etc, the possibilities are endless.

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Metaverse World Builders will be posting major news items and press releases relating to the metaverse, virtual world building, crypto currencies and NFT’s (Non Fungibal Tokens) on it’s social media platforms.

Just what is the metaverse? And why is there so much excitement around it? The term “metaverse” was first used in “Snow Crash”, a science fiction novel written by Neal Stephenson in which 2 delivery drivers are travelling the metaverse to save themselves from impending doom.

The metaverse is no longer just a sci fi term, it is here and many think that it is the next revolutionary step in technology to supersede the internet. The metaverse is made up of of virtual worlds and places where reality, virtual reality and augmented reality are combined.

For some time now people have been able to purchase VR (virtual reality) headsets primarily for online gaming in virtual reality environments, some of the biggest successes being Fortnite and Roblox but now it has become more than just gaming, everything and anything you can imagine is being built and developed in the metaverse space. 

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People are already able to buy items with cryptocurrencies in the metaverse, surely the metaverse will soon be hosting major events in a stunning and immersive manner and without the need to get out of your chair. Will the metaverse be the trillion dollar industry that many imagine? A subsidiary of Tokens.com, called the Metaverse Group, bought a plot of real estate for 618,000 MANA (a cryptocurrency used in Decentraland), which was around $2,428,740 at the time, plots are being snapped up by speculators that believe them to see a massive increase in value similar to many cryptocurrencies of the past few years.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is making a huge commitment to development in the metaverse and the company has committed a team of executives to head up the project, including Instagram product head Vishal Shah and Facebook’s Vivek Sharma and Jason Rubin. Mark stated that this team will help “bring the metaverse to life” He also believes that virtual workspaces in virtual offices will be an effective way of working with more collaboration and higher productivity as an outcome.