Metaverse: what is it and what possibilities does it offer?

Find out all you need to know about the Metaverse and Omniverse.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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The concept of the Metaverse first blew up in October of 2021 when the company formerly known as Facebook announced its rebranding to Meta with an intent to build the metaverse, a virtual world where users could interact with each other and even play games. Meta, at the time, was said to be hiring 10,000 engineers to build the tools of the Metaverse.

The news made headlines around the world and had people asking: what exactly is a Metaverse? In short, it is an extension of our world, complete with concert venues, museums, and even robot training grounds. In fact, what you can build is only limited by your imagination.

How did Meta build this Metaverse? The firm turned to NVIDIA and its Omniverse which managed to successfully change the internet from a place of 2D information to 3D information. The Omniverse is designed to be the foundation that connects virtual worlds.

How do the Metaverse and Omniverse work together? Can one exist without the other? Which firms are currently taking advantage of these new universes? What does the future hold for these features and when can we expect them to be mainstream? This video answers all these questions and more. 

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