Oct 17, 2021

Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?

In recent years Fortnite expanded its product, hosting concerts, brand events, and more inside its own digital world. Unity, a 3D development platform, is investing in "Digital twins" - digital copies of the real world - and the graphics company Nvidia is building its "Omniverse", which it describes as a platform for connecting 3D virtual worlds. Mr Sweeney recently told the Washington Post that he envisions a world where a car manufacturer trying to advertise a new model is "Going to drop their car into the world in real time and you'll be able to drive it around". VR has come a long way in recent years, with high-end headsets which can trick the human eye into seeing in 3D as the player moves around a virtual world. More advanced digital worlds will need better, more consistent, and more mobile connectivity - something that might be solved with the rollout of 5G.For now everything is in the early stages.

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