The Metaverse, proposed by Meta (formerly Facebook), is still under construction – its main building block is AI. Microsoft, as competitor, positions the Metaverse as a ‘digital space inhabited by digital representations of people and things.’
To some critics the Metaverse looks alarmingly like productivity software kitted out with VR glitter. The real threat comes from Zuckerberg’s ‘Suckerverse’.
The lack of experiencing so called ‘embodiment’ defines one of the limits of the Metaverse and its often-overhyped expectations.
It is difficult to predict where the Metaverse will be in five years and if we are indeed witnessing a paradigm shift towards the next industrial revolution.MORE COMMENT