Normally you’d be right to think that the online experience couldn’t get any better than it already is, but the metaverse has so much more to offer. Instead of going to a shop or imagining how an outfit will look before adding it to your cart, the metaverse will allow you to virtually go into the store and try out whatever it is you’re buying.
You can build your avatar using your exact dimensions and virtually try out clothes to a high degree of accuracy. Even though there are already apps in the marketplace that solve this problem, the experience is not what you’d call stellar. The metaverse plans to build on these apps and improve them to where they are usable and give customers the best experience.
How many of your last few dates came from an online platform? The truth is more and more people have been meeting online and while others have an online component to their dating lives, the metaverse is in the process of capitalizing on this by adding a virtual interaction feature.
Why would you settle for outdated video calls when you can virtually interact in the virtual world in a first-person virtual reality? Using your avatar, you can spend time and interact with your significant other virtually, just like you would in the real world.
In addition, you can meet other people, go on dates, go on missions, or build something and more the need to even leave your home.
In today’s world, taking an online class means little to no human interaction and sitting behind your screen while listening to your professor talk. The metaverse helps you put those ancient times behind you. Instead, you can attend an actual class with a real professor and students, all from the comfort of your home.
VR technology will allow the metaverse to create school lecture rooms that look and operate like the real thing. As a result, E-learning will be as interactive as in a “normal” classroom, and students and lecturers will have the ability to behave as they do in class. In addition, you will no longer be bound by where you live to attend a specific classroom.
Online Avatars / Socializing
For obvious reasons, socializing in the metaverse will definitely be different than any other place online. First, you can build an avatar that’s representative of you and use it to experience the metaverse world. Through this avatar, you will be able to move and interact with other people and their avatars.
Similar to how people use photoshop, emojis, filters, or selective pictures to augment and represent themselves on social media, creating your very own avatar will also allow you to express and represent yourself exactly how you would like. Avatar creation is already present in multiplayer video games, but the metaverse is continuing to build and improve on that core aspect.
This is going to change how we interact in the future and transform what social media will be and what it will represent in our day-to-day lives.
Think about how you wake up, get ready, and report to work during the week. In the metaverse, things will be the same, just different. You will be reporting to work, but just in the metaverse. Online work will shift from video conferencing to digital offices where you can report, interact with your coworkers, and have meetings; exactly how you would in a physical work office.
You will get to experience the benefits of being in an office at the convenience of working online from home. Imagine, instead of jumping on an impersonal conference call with a client, you jump into a working space in the metaverse where you can see and interact with their avatar. That is what the future and the metaverse hold.