With the release of the Metaverse concept, it is being discussed everywhere over the Internet. The Metaverse is impacting technology in all areas at an alarming rate, and the video conferencing industry is no exception. In this post, we will discuss what the Metaverse is and how the Metaverse will change video conferencing.
What is Metaverse?
The Metaverse is a virtual reality world that can be accessed by anyone in a variety of ways. It is an interactive and immersive 3D environment that allows people to interact in ways never before possible. In the Metaverse, a virtual world, users can have their own virtual avatars and interact with others. Users can also go on adventures in the Metaverse, from visiting different parts of the world to performing tasks with others online.
How to define Metaverse?
1.There is only one Metaverse.
2.Metaverse is available to everyone.
3.Metaverse is not controlled by people and is always on.
4.Metaverse is a hardware-independent Internet.
What is the core technology of the Metaverse?
The focus of the Metaverse is on universality and decentralization. As with the "New Internet", the three most common forms of technology associated with the Metaverse are XR, blockchain, and artificial intelligence.
Extended Reality (XR) is the most discussed Metaverse technology, which is the fusion of the physical and digital worlds through the appropriate devices. With Extended Reality, we can enter virtual worlds and interact with 3D avatars in our communities. We can also use Mixed Reality and Augmented Reality to bring digital content into the real world and change the way we interact.
Blockchain: Blockchain is not just virtual currency, but a key part of decentralization. Blockchain enables users to have a better online experience in the Metaverse. Blockchain plays an irreplaceable and important role in the Metaverse as a way to invest in others through smart contracts and decentralized finance.
Artificial Intelligence: Artificial Intelligence is very important to the Metaverse experience and it is the "bridge" to improve the connection between the physical and digital worlds. AI helps us with natural language processing and ensures that our machines can understand us.
How will Metaverse change video conferencing?
Metaverse can combine telepresence and virtual reality, so we can use it to create more interactive video conferences. In Metaverse-created video conferences, we can enrich the way we interact with each other; we are no longer limited to chatting and sharing documents, making the conversation more engaging. And with the new video conferencing technology, we will no longer be limited by the number of video conferencing devices and screens, so we can have thousands of people in the room at the same time, all seeing and hearing each other at the same time.
In the future, people can hold video conferences in the Metaverse, where participants can use their favorite virtual 3D avatars to participate in video conferences wherever they are. Everyone in the meeting will be able to see the virtual avatars of the other participants, which protects privacy and enhances interaction, making communication easier and more immersive. We can envision the following trends for the future of Metaverse video conferencing:
1.As AR and VR technologies become more advanced, virtual reality video conferencing will become more popular. In the future of video conferencing, you will not only be able to hear and see other people, but you will even be able to touch them.
2.Future employees will no longer need to travel long distances to visit customers. Metaverse's video conferencing allows people to project themselves into virtual space with others.
3.Metaverse's video conferencing will dramatically improve the quality and experience of calls and become a common way for people to stay connected.
4.Metaverse's video conferencing will facilitate the rise of the virtual office, where entrepreneurs will no longer have to struggle with the high cost of renting a physical office building, and everyone will work in a virtual office.
5.The future of video conferencing will no longer be limited by time and location, and it will no longer be used only for business meetings, but also for chats with loved ones.
6.Metaverse's video conferencing can be used in the future in areas such as online education and online healthcare.