Metaverse is becoming more popular as each day passes. The technology once designed for a small group is now shifting to broader use for the everyday home, work, and play.
While it may seem like a far-off reality, Metaverse is closer than we think. In his year-in-review post termed Gates Notes, Bill Gates predicts that “within the next 2 or 3 years, most virtual meetings will move from 2D camera image grids to the Metaverse, a 3D space with digital avatars.”
How true is this Gate’s assertion? Can Metaverse really replace Zoom?
Bill Gates has described how “you will eventually use your avatar to meet with people in a virtual space that replicates the feeling of being in an actual room with them, and that both Facebook and Microsoft recently unveiled their visions for this, which gave most people their first view of what it will look like.”
And when declaring Facebook’s rebrand to Meta, Mark explained the Metaverse like this; “We believe the Metaverse would be the successor to the mobile internet, we’ll be able to feel present like we’re right there with people no matter how far apart we are.”
Zuckerberg continued, “I think remote work is here to stay. So, we’re going to need better tools to work together. Imagine if you could be at the office without the commute. It would still have that sense of presence, shared physical space, and those chance interactions that make your day. All accessible from anywhere.”
Over the past few years, Meta and other big techs have designed several technologies to replace Zoom. Despite the innovations and advancements, it seems that Metaverse won’t replace Zoom anytime soon.