The future of humanity will definitely have a place in the virtual world, and the future of the meta-universe will definitely have a place in the blockchain.
The next wave of hot spot in the cryptocurrency world is undoubtedly the meta-universe
Meta-universe is a subset of NFT, and also NFT PLUS
Meta-universe is the intersection of centralized and decentralized worlds
The meta-universe is the path of human evolution, and more than 90% of human activities in the future will be in the meta-universe
The metaverse (Metaverse) is on fire.
For a while, everyone in the cryptocurrency, gaming and tech VC circles were talking about the metaverse.
What is the Metaverse?
So what exactly is the Metaverse? Simply put, a metaverse is a virtual world.
It is a virtual space that can map the real world and is parallel and independent from the real world.
In this world, you have a virtual identity (whether it is related to the real one or not), and you can socialize, entertain, and play …… to experience it very immersively.
I don’t know if you went to school and had the experience of taking turns to borrow books and hide under the covers to read martial arts/romance/science fiction novels like crazy. In fact, the paper book is the oldest VR device, taking us into a highly immersive meta-universe.
The movie “Top Gun,” on the other hand, predicts a surging future.
The movie is set in the 1940s, a scene of decline on Earth: a global energy crisis, catastrophic climate change, famine, and disease.
But someone has created a popular virtual game world “Oasis”, which is a place for people’s hearts. People are trying to escape from the chaos of the real world and are entering the arms of the Oasis, acquiring new identities for socialization and entertainment.
The crypto world may seem unrelated to the meta-universe, but it is in fact an important piece of the meta-universe puzzle.
Because the decentralized network provides unparalleled reliability; and the emergence of NFT, which truly enables players to have ownership of virtual assets, are all important infrastructures for the future metaverse.
Why has the metaverse suddenly exploded?
As for why metaverse suddenly exploded this year, Uncle Kan thinks it can be attributed to the following three reasons.
Technology has expanded the boundaries of imagination
The explosion of metaverse is not occasional, but a product of qualitative change after the development of technology to a certain extent.
For example, VR, a technology that is regarded as the entrance to the meta-universe.
Before I once thought that VR is not too mature, the impression of it also only in the mall in the kind of experience; and home, I remember not only to install several cameras, playing with a large number of lines on the body, the use of the feeling is very general.
Until recently, Uncle Kan experienced the oculus quest 2 VR all-in-one machine, a headset + two handles, completely wireless, no computer without host, with the use.
And immersion, without realizing it, you can play for an hour or two. You can also use it for fitness, boxing, tennis, and even travel, watching movies, enough to show that the playability of this device is very good.
“So VR has evolved to this extent!” This is my biggest sigh of relief after spending $2,000 on this VR all-in-one machine.
VR/AR industry, in fact, has gone through the process of hot hype (14-16), silence (17-19), and then recovery (20).
2017-2019 these three years, VR headset terminal shipments are relatively flat. However, 2020 was a key year of significant growth, with annual growth reaching 72%.
And according to IDC data, total VR/AR terminal shipments are expected to exceed 76 million units in 2024, while the annual growth rate of terminal shipments of VR/AR is expected to be 86% during the five-year period of 2020-2024.
As the foundation of the meta-universe, technologies such as AR, VR, AI, 3D, 5G, brain-machine interface and blockchain have ushered in a period of rapid growth in recent years.
And it is the increasing maturity of technology that makes the past nebulous concepts now have the possibility of being realized.
The epidemic has accelerated the arrival of the “future”
In 2020, because of the epidemic, many real-life scenarios were moved to the virtual world.
Nails have become classrooms for students; Tencent meetings have become offices for employees.
Some couples hold their wedding online, some companies open product launches online; some schools choose the game “My World” as the venue for graduation ceremonies.
The game “Fortnite” also joined forces with famous American rapper Travis Scott to stage an immersive mega concert in the game.
Although the concert lasted only 10 minutes, it attracted 12.3 million players to participate directly, equivalent to the number of people that 135 birdhouses can hold.
Even last October, the Biden campaign built a virtual office in the hit game, called “Biden Campaign Headquarters” to interact with voters to canvass votes.
The unprecedented scale of online learning, working, socializing, and entertainment was a desperate move during the epidemic.
But it must be said that the epidemic served as a catalyst for people to adapt to “virtualization”. More people are aware that virtual worlds are not fake and irrelevant, but a new form of human life.
Giants “bet on” the metaverse track
This year, the meta-universe concept has exploded in the game, technology and venture capital circles, another important reason is the promotion from capital and giants.
In March this year, Roblox went public, creating a mythical $40 billion valuation and blowing up the entire capital world.
Roblox was the first company to include the metaverse in its prospectus, and was thus called the “first stock of the metaverse”.
On April 12, the CEO of Nvidia announced that the company would develop a metaverse business, and on April 13, Epic, an American game development company, announced that it had received $1 billion in financing to develop a metaverse business.
In addition, the giant Facebook has been laying out the metaverse field for a long time. In 2014, it spent $2 billion to acquire VR headset maker Oculus, and it has also launched a beta version of its VR social platform Horizon.
Not only are the overseas capital giants accelerating in the new track of metaverse, but also the domestic majors are relying on “buy buy buy” to enter.
Tencent is a shareholder of Roblox, the “first stock in the metaverse,” and also has a 40% stake in the aforementioned Epic. Byte Jump also invested nearly 100 million yuan in the “Chinese version of Roblox” Code Qiankun.
Why is the metaverse the way to the future?
Zuckerberg’s assessment that the metaverse will disrupt the future of human society.
Google co-founder believes metaverse is something that will definitely happen in the next few years.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says metaverse is the next era that is coming.
Why does everyone think that metaverse is the sure way to the future?
Here, Uncle Kan takes you to see a few sets of data.
- At the end of 1995, there were 16 million Internet users worldwide; and as of January 2021, the number of people using the Internet worldwide reached 4.66 billion, and the average daily Internet time is 6 hours and 54 minutes
- There are currently more than 2.7 billion game users worldwide, which means that one out of every three people plays video games
3, the value of the entire game industry is more than $ 300 billion, which is already 2 times more than the total market of movies + music
4, in 2019, the League of Legends finals were watched online by 44 million people at the same time, knowing that the total number of NBA viewers in the same year was 7.5 million
Although the meta-universe ≠ the game, game players can basically be regarded as the seed users of the meta-universe.
And the data of both games and internet reflect a trend: more and more people will participate in the virtual world, and people will spend more and more time in the virtual world.
If more than 90% of human activities in the future will take place in virtual worlds, what kind of human needs does the metaverse fulfill?
Essentially, the metaverse is able to break through the physical limitations and achieve a higher dimension of human freedom.
In the real world, we are limited to a specific identity of who I am, what I should do, and what I should not do, possessing too many limitations.
In the future metaverse, we may be able to get rid of the limitations and experience a different identity, a different world, and a different life. The metaverse is empowering. What we can’t do in the physical world, we have the opportunity to do in the metaverse.
At the end
Liu Cixin, the author of “Three Bodies”, once said that the future of human beings has two paths, one leading outward to the starry sea and one leading inward to virtual reality.
Compared with the distant space, it seems that the meta-universe will realize our pursuit of a new world first.
Of course, if you ask what the ultimate form of the meta-universe will actually be like? I don’t think anyone knows.
After all, it is too difficult to envision the future of the meta-universe now, just as it would be if you were to envision the future of the Internet in 1995.
But I believe that there will definitely be a place for virtual in the future of humanity, and there will definitely be a place for blockchain in the future of the metaverse.
For example, the NFT field is currently dominated by artwork and collectibles.
I used to think that people pay high prices for paintings, antiques, and even sneakers to satisfy a need for display and bragging rights, and it seems difficult for NFT to achieve this function. But if 90% of human life is conducted in the metaverse in the future, then NFT collectibles are bound to be able to play a bigger role.
Then again, every app inside our phones may become a meta-universe in the future, with each different style of meta-universe then forming a larger multiverse.
Then how can the user’s identity and/assets/data be interoperable across chains? Undoubtedly, only blockchain as the underlying layer can realize such a vision.
So, blockchain will definitely become the infrastructure of the meta-universe, and I look forward to seeing you all in the meta-universe in the future!
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