Updated: Mar 5, 2022
We almost often to heard about Metaverse term recently but actually what Metaverse is?
Metaverse is a combine of some technology elements, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), videos and also specific app from smartphone or other devices where is the user ‘life’ on virtual world.
Metaverse term has been revealed at the first time in sci-fi novel Neal Stephenson at 1992, Snow Crash, where is human described as avatar and interact with each other by software agent in a 3D virtual space that use metaphor in reality.
Metaverse Illustration by Mark Zuckerberg
Metaverse described as virtual space set where is the user can create and explore the world along with the other users. Some of the people also uses Metaverse term to describe game world.
Metaverse in The Sandbox Game
The Sandbox is a decentralized game that has been released by Pixowl at 2011 and operate at blockchain Ethereum (ETH). The Sandbox create platform for the game community with integrate Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
This game allow us to create, build, buy, and selling the crypto assets that registered as NFT. Moreover, The Sandbox has crypto currency such as SAND token who have great value nowadays. Per December 15th 2021, the price of one SAND is Rp 69.605.90 reported from CoinMarketCap.com
Metaverse in the Future
In the future, Metaverse required to merge reality reflections with non-fungible token (NFT). Some of this activity can be done in the Metaverse
- Virtual concert
- Virtual trip
- Create, buy and sell artworks
- Try and buy some stuff
- Work virtually
Metaverse also provide the opportunity for the creator, gamers, and artist by NFT. Multiple platforms in Metaverse based on blockchain with Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) that would be allow the users to fully interaction in virtual world. Moreover, many of futurist estimated that VR and AR will give enhancement, amount of $1,5 billion to economy global at 2030, compared with $46,5 billion at 2019.
Metaverse can be a new system in the world of work such as shifts or work from home in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In contrast to working virtually with video calls, in the metaverse employees can join their co-workers through Metaverse can be a new system for working, shifting from WFO (work from office) to WFH (work from home) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Different with working virtually on video calls, in the metaverse, employees can join their co-workers through a virtual office.
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