A representative survey by the market research firm Civey on behalf of Teamviewer found that about 69 percent of those surveyed in Germany know very little about what the metaverse is. They rate their knowledge of it as “less good” or “not good at all”. Only 25.5 percent consider their level of knowledge to be “very good” or “fairly good,” according to the “Industrial Metaverse” study.
Young people in particular feel better informed than older people. While every third person in the group of 18 to 29 year olds rates their knowledge as “very good” or “fairly good”, this is only one in four of 40 to 49 year olds. In the 50-64 age group, only one in five rated their knowledge of the Metaverse as high. For the over-65s this is only 16 percent.
There are also differences in the level of information between the various professional groups. 30.6 percent of workers feel “very well” or “fairly well” informed. This is 29.5 percent for executives and 22.3 percent for white-collar workers. 21.7 percent of civil servants rate their level of knowledge as minimally good. This shows that “knowledge of the metaverse is still in its infancy,” the analysts write.
When it comes to Metaverse applications, those surveyed see gaming and video games at the forefront at 39.8 percent. 32 percent view entertainment as a general application. 27.7 percent rate the impact of the Metaverse on the industry as high, 15.8 percent see virtual business meetings as an important application. 22 percent see private meetings in virtual space. 20.7 percent think the metaverse for digital goods and NFTs is important.
In industrial applications, collaboration in the virtual space is at the top at 42 percent, as is employee training and onboarding at 38.5 percent. Only after that are assembly of goods for orders (20 percent), assembly and repair of products and machines (17.9 percent) and quality control (15.2 percent).
“The research shows that most people still have no imagination about how metaverse technologies can be used in an industrial context. Numerous industrial companies are already using AR and MR solutions,” said Hendrik Witt, Chief Product Officer from teamviewer. Teamviewer already has software solutions for augmented reality and mixed reality, such as TeamViewer Frontline. It allows work processes and holograms to be displayed on data glasses in the field of vision of industrial workers.
For the study, 2500 people who are familiar with the term metaverse were interviewed in a representative manner. Questions were asked about the level of knowledge about the Metaverse, possible fields of application and applications, and possible effects on the industry. In addition, personal experiences with AR and MR were questioned.
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