Meta firmly believes in a bright future for the Metaverse. To achieve this, a large-scale campaign is being launched in Europe to show the effects of the digital world on social and economic life. A white paper, commissioned by Meta itself, says the Metaverse could contribute $440 billion to Europe’s regional gross domestic product (GDP) after ten years. However, this number assumes that the development would coincide with that of mobile technology. The coming years will show whether this comparison is actually flawed.
Already, says the rebranded Facebook mom, virtual reality is having a noticeable effect on people’s lives. Still, it will take another ten years for development to fully blossom. This requires cross-sectoral collaboration between experts, scientists, civil society, governments and regulators. “The campaign, which kicks off today, aims to kick start this exchange early and spark collaboration between businesses, stakeholders and experts in Europe and beyond,” the blog post said. So the group wants to get regulators on board. Of course, such a campaign also reaches companies that want to make the Metaverse tasty.
Company in and views on the Metaverse
For example, the Austrian Post opened a headquarters in the Metaverse this week and presented a new digital stamp there. In the campaign, Meta itself dreams of people being able to educate themselves in 3D in the Metaverse – bringing architecture and history to life in a new way than whiteboards and flat screens can. Specialists can be trained, for example surgical procedures can be practiced in a virtual, safe environment. “The Metaverse will not be developed by a single company. We are working with policymakers, experts and industry partners to bring it to life.”
There are plenty of theorems on the metaverse. Matthew Ball’s watched it for c’t and introduces it. It is not only about Facebook’s visions, but also about the ideas of Microsoft, Siemens and Nvidia about a digital world. John David N. Dionisio, professor of computer science at Seaver College, also talks about useful applications in the metaverse.