As we approach a new technological era, you can’t help but get excited about the promise the metaverse offers.
The metaverse is poised to replace the current technology era that thrives on interaction between humans and technology-facilitated by smartphones, which are essentially a small display with processors tucked in our pockets. And although smartphones are essential for many of us, they are still rather artificial in terms of how we interact with them.
Instead, the metaverse will be characterized by more intuitive ways for humans to interact with technology. Earpods will bring voice and music directly to our ears, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) – or combined XR – devices will allow for visual input directly to our eyes, and voice recognition will enable us to talk and have conversations with the technology around us.
Technology will even be able to recognize gestures and derive information from contextual input, like entering a room, as well as allow for haptic feedback enabled by gloves and full-body suits.
The metaverse will slowly replace the smartphone
Together with the necessary enhancements in our network backbone of 5G, Cloud and Edge computing, this will set the stage for the metaverse to gradually replace the smartphone by improving and replacing one service with another with a more natural interaction between human and technology – thereby ultimately creating a seamless experience between the virtual and real world.
So the metaverse is not just a technology, but rather the future world in which we all will live, reshaping everything humans do, be it socializing, working, travelling, learning, communicating and so on.