What is Metaverse?

Metaverse is a collective digital space, created through the convergence of physical and virtual reality. It is an unbiased digital economy, enabled through virtual currencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs). A Metaverse represents a combinatorial innovation because it calls for over one technology and development to function. To apprehend the ideas of a Metaverse, consider it as the subsequent model of the Internet. It is a simulated digital environment that uses augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and blockchain, along with concepts from social media, to create virtual spaces like the real world. In order to access Metaverse, you need a virtual reality headset. 

Mr Ankur Chandrakant on Cryptocurrency

Ankur Chandrakant is a well-known Cyber Security and Forensic Expert with a deep understanding of Blockchain, NFT, Crypto, and the Metaverse. He is an Advisor and Expert Consultant to a number of law enforcement agencies in India, with 38 certifications and affiliations with companies such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, and HCL. With over 2000 seminars, conclaves, and workshops under his belt, he has established himself as a mentor and friend to everybody, no matter how inexperienced or tech adept they are.

Ankur says that Metaverse will be a vast, natural, and wonderful outgrowth of what we know as the internet and online today. Although many will try, no single company will be able to govern the Metaverse. If the metaverse becomes the internet’s successor, issues such as who creates it and how are critical to the economy’s and society’s long-term success. Facebook wants to be a leader in designing the metaverse, and it’s doing it in part by investing extensively in virtual reality. In the flurry of reporting by those who don’t really comprehend what the metaverse is about, a lot of incorrect information is spreading. 

He added that while it’s commendable that they’re attempting to do so, we should see the metaverse as a separate reality rather than a fictitious world or “simply a game.” Because each metaverse platform has its own economy and culture, buying real estate in one world should represent your objectives as an investor and the property’s eventual function. It’s vital to do your homework on metaverse platforms. 

History about this concept

The term “metaverse” isn’t new. It was conceived in 1992, about three decades ago. In his novel ‘Snow Crush,’ American science fiction writer Neal Stephenson described the Metaverse. The technology to make it a reality progressively matured over the next thirty years. It’s worth noting that Facebook isn’t the only corporation to use Metaverse. Decentraland, a business founded in 2017, worked on a similar notion before Facebook. Users may access a new virtual world with their own money and economy via the company’s website. Through Metaverse, a user will access any virtual environment. During a virtual tour, you come across a showroom as an example of how it may work.

The hype around Metaverse

The Metaverse is generating a lot of buzzes, with several technology businesses claiming to be Metaverse companies or constructing Metaverses to enhance or augment people’s digital and physical experiences. Furthermore, activities that are currently carried out in separate settings will eventually be consolidated into a single Metaverse. Activities like getting online avatars’ clothing and accessories, purchasing digital land and building virtual residences, taking part in a shared virtual experience, immersive commerce shopping in virtual malls, immersive learning through the use of virtual classrooms, purchasing digital artwork, collectables, and other items (NFTs) can be done in the metaverse. Metaverse is projected to give enterprises permanent, decentralised, collaborative, and interoperable options and business models that will allow them to expand their digital company.

India’s part in Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Meta (previously Facebook), said on Wednesday that India’s entrepreneurial spirit and vast size are fueling confidence about the country’s future and potential. In a speech at Meta’s Fuel for India 2021, Zuckerberg expressed his enthusiasm for India’s involvement in the metaverse’s development. He said, “The reason India is so exciting to me is two things that combined make for something special — the entrepreneurial spirit combined with the scale of what can happen. That is fuelling a lot of the internet economy in India already, but it also makes me so optimistic about the future here”. He went on to say that India’s talent pool, such as engineers, developers, and artists, as well as the thriving start-up environment, are helping to shape the future. “The online gaming sector in India has seen a lot of growth over the past few years and our investment in gaming in the country keeps growing as we look at how it’s going to take shape in the metaverse,” he said.

Advantages of Metaverse

Metaverse allows people to experience an endless virtual world. The metaverse’s major benefit is the discovery and implementation of novel applications that would revolutionise how people utilise the internet and other digital communication technologies. It can bring people together and create a lot of fun. Metaverse can make everything more entertaining and fascinating. It can also improve the online learning experience and working from home. 

Disadvantages of Metaverse

The ugly side of the metaverse is that people will become addicted to the metaverse eventually and the next generation will grow with it. It can make you lose track of time. Metaverse can make people be separated from the real world. Overstimulation of senses will result from people who are in the metaverse for a long time. Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth quotes, “Harassment in digital spaces is nothing new, and it’s something we and others in the industry have been working to address for years. That work is ongoing and will likely never be finished. It’s continually evolving, though its importance remains constant. It’s an incredibly daunting task”.


Meta, which is owned by Mark Zuckerberg, also announced new tools to aid in creating content for the Metaverse, including The Presence Platform, which will enable new mixed reality experiences on Quest 2, and a $150 million investment in immersive learning to train the next generation of creators.

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