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Are You Ready for the Metaverse? Explained with Real Life Metaverse Examples

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Are You Ready for the Metaverse? Explained with Real Life Metaverse Examples

Metaverse Examples : What is Metaverse – Explained with Metaverse Examples

The metaverse is combines aspects of social media, online gaming, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), 3D, hologram, and cryptocurrencies to allow users to interact virtually.

Here, AR, overlays important & relevant information, visual elements, sound, and other sensory input onto real-world settings to enhance the user experience.

Important point is that it understands the context of the user & does the enhancement/augmentation in the context of the user so that the user gets a ‘almost’ real experience.

In VR, one gets entirely virtual and enhances fictional realities. 

Metaverse (Examples of the Metaverse) is an online space where user interactions are more multidimensional.

Instead of just viewing digital content, users in the metaverse will be able to immerse themselves in a space where the digital and physical worlds converge.

So they can watch, hear, talk with other persons/friends, smell the fresh morning breeze or get a taste of a cookie.

Metaverse Examples from Real world:

Though full immersive metaverse is still far away, some companies have already attempted to create an environment, which can give a ‘feel’ of the metaverse.

Mentioned below are some of the examples, which exist as of now & provide a near ‘metaverse’ experience. Note that I have taken details of these from the Internet or company website.

  1. Virtuworx: It is a virtual event, training, and remote work platform designed to maximize engagement and productivity.  In an uncertain world, Virtuworx provides you with a platform that delivers real experiences and real human connections while saving time, money and reducing your carbon footprint.
  2. Sleep No More: Another great Metaverse example is Sleep no more. It’s a successful immersive theatrical production created by the innovative British theater group Punchdrunk. You can enjoy this in New York. It tells the story of Shakespeare’s Macbeth intertwined with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 film adaptation of Rebecca.

The New York production is set in the fictionally named McKittrick Hotel, a converted warehouse with a set consisting of over 100 cinematically detailed rooms distributed over the seven-story space.

Audience members are masked upon entering the experience and instructed to explore but not to speak.

The audience proceeds to wander through the space as they please and soon discover actors who, mostly through dance, enact the story over the course of the three-hour performance.

  1. Magic Leap, Inc.: It’s is an American startup company that released a head-mounted virtual retinal display called Magic Leap One. It superimposes 3D computer-generated imagery over real-world objects, by “projecting a digital light field into the user’s eye”, involving technologies potentially suited to applications in AR and computer vision.
  2. OVR Technology: It has introduced the Architecture of Scent(AOS) to bring olfaction to VR through hardware, software, and “scentware” components. Here, technology allows you to do things that are too dangerous, expensive, or ludicrous to do in real life. Olfactory engineering is the design of scents. Yes, you can smell your surroundings, the aroma of delicious food, or A mixed aroma of coal, soft burning flames, pine needles, and dry wood.
  3. Paradiso: This Metaverse example is an immersive theater experience and interactive game. Here Special effects such as 3D technology and actors are used during the experience to enhance gameplay. Paradiso is a narratively driven escape room in New York.

The intimate show leans into the aesthetic of noir film, combining technical theater techniques with theatrical actors. Audiences of up to 10 at a time puzzle their way through multiple immersive sets, discovering characters along the way and working together to escape before their 60 minutes are up.

 Metaverse Examples: Where Metaverse will be used

  1. In Military: Here metaverse can be used in 2 ways.
    1. Soldiers returning from WAR, face a lot of depression, stress, anxiety, guilt feeling.  That condition is called PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Through Metaverse, an environment can be created, which replays the war scenes. Soldiers can get immersed in that environment and here a happy ending can happen.   

b). Training of new soldiers can be done, in the metaverse. They need not go to ‘real war’ to learn about various techniques. The metaverse environment can enact/create a ‘real war’ like situations, with enemies, landmines, bombs…. They can learn, how to take care of themselves as well take action on enemies wherever applicable. No physical landmine, bombs etc. are required. So, this experience can be repeated multiple times, till soldiers gain expertise.

2. In Medical care:

    1. Doctors can learn about surgery & many other things in ‘Medical Metaverse’. Again, as no ‘real human being is involved in Medical Metaverse’, this experience can be repeated multiple times.
  1. We will be able to treat patients, who have different type of phobias.
  2. If someone is very afraid of climbing, high buildings, a Metaverse can be created where that person can try climbing high building/mountains.
  3. After multiple rounds, that person will become confident and his fear of ‘heights’ will go away.
  4. Similarly, a person under grief, depression can visit a Metaverse(Examples of Metaverse) where she will be able to experience a world full of joy. That world can contain, all the elements, which that person enjoy. Beautiful places, calming music, cheerful persons and lot more.

 

  1. Elder & Special need people:  It’s difficult for elder people or person with special needs to travel to their favorite locations. Now with metaverse, they can get that experience. It can include travel to Paris to view the Eiffel Tower, the scenic beauty of Switzerland or scuba diving under seawater & watching beautiful marine life.
  2. Education: During education, an immersive experience can be provided for better learning. This can include a factory tour where students can touch, feel various equipment or a tour of farmland.

Also, sitting at your home, you can attend classes, which are getting conducted by world-renowned experts in other countries. You can do experiments along with your researcher.  

  1. Shopping Experience:  One of the most frequently discussed benefits of the metaverse is that it will enable customers to experience products at brick-and-mortar locations without leaving their room.  Consumers Can Test Products Prior to Making a Purchase. Also, while travelling in Metaverse, you will be able see your favorite shop near you or at your favorite location. If a company knows that you like it’s products, it will place it’s shop near you in metaverse. Also, a ‘real’ shop like experience can be created. So near your ‘favorite’ shop or near that shop, there can customers, chatting/talking/walking & a shopkeeper, you will help in product selection, answer your queries.

This experience enables users to gain firsthand knowledge of how the products feel and how they will add value to their lives.

And yes, your surrounding will be the same as what you experience in shop. So there will be other customers, who will be buying, shop owner who will chat with you & explain the product in your native language.

  1. Attending sport matches, Rock concerts : Earlier we used to watch plays in theatres, watch sport matches in stadium.
    Later, we started watching these on TV, cinema halls.
    This is our evolution.So next stage can be, watching these activities in metaverse.By sitting in your room, you can now watch a cricket
    match or attend a music concert in Metaverse.You will get ‘almost’ the same experience. Cheering crowds, Music,
    excited spectators…sing along with crowds & artist..
  2. Repair & Maintenance: In case, any of your home accessories or car, have any problem, no need to go to the workshop. Companies will provide/create metaverse, where you along with technician can enter, that technician can look at your car & help you in repairing that car.
  3. Office Live: Current pandemic has made it difficult for people to travel/roam around easily. Even in the new normal, people may want to avoid traveling too much.

In metaverse, they will be able to attend office meetings, where team members across the globe can join, explain their ideas, do whiteboarding & showcase their product. In this immersive world, one can touch the product, participate in the whiteboarding of the ideas.

  1. Social Life: You want to meet your friends, hug your relatives, want to go on a picnic with your loved one, climb mountains or play games. Yes, you can experience all these in the metaverse.

If you want to learn more or experiment with Metaverse, try/read about AltSpaceVR, Oculus Rooms or “Rec room”.

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