Since Facebook is transferred into Meta, they started to spread their future vision about collaboration and the term metaverse became widely known. However, the history of the metaverse goes further back as the term “metaverse” originated in the 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, as a portmanteau of “meta” and “universe”. But what exactly is metaverse, and is it really that new?
Let’s go back fifteen years. There was already a big metaverse called World of Warcraft. Millions of people on one platform not only for gaming, but also to trade virtual things, create social groups, attend online events or just have fun together. It was for years the place to be! The metaverse will be something similar just for businesses and people who want to combine spontaneity, collaboration, engagement, and remote work and push the way of online working to the next level.
WHAT CAN IT BE GOOD FOR AND WHAT CAN IT BE USED FOR?
You can customise the entire space according to your brand guidelines. The advantage compared to a classic call is that during such an online event, several activities or lectures can take place at the same time, and the visitor decides by himself what to visit from the program. Interactive objects, a joint workshop in one of the rooms, or a scavenger hunt during the break will add a completely different experience to your online meeting, which will surely be appreciated by all visitors.
Meet your colleagues in a virtual office that inspires collaboration and accelerates productivity. You can create a virtual remote office with a focus on encouraging communication and conversation, so that everyone can get involved. No matter where you are based, virtual worlds are always open for you to connect and collaborate on.
You can educate employees or students in a fun way, even if it’s online (or combination). Can’t they be on spot? Model a replica of your classroom so they feel like they are in the same place as the other students. Or better yet, fill the virtual classroom with content and make online learning more fun and interactive.
WHAT IS COMING NEXT?
During the next weeks we will launch a series of articles and describe in detail the possibilities and advantages the new metaverse will bring. Follow us and read in our next article about the new world of ONLINE EVENTS. Learn the possibilities, understand the pros and cons, and get inspired by companies who did this step already.
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