And yet, the metaverse still matters
As the metaverse starts rolling out, it will most likely look and operate in similar fashion to our own societies. Through familiar structure, the public will be able to avoid mass confusion and (somewhat) easily integrate the platform into daily life. The key is uncovering how to bridge the gap between reality and digital. That said, the Metaverse’s greatest asset is the ability to bring the imaginary to life, and we can’t lose sight of that. The boundless possibility it holds can bring relevancy to everyone’s lives and spark interest in an otherwise indifferent public.
Companies such as PrecisionOS are using the metaverse for education and visual exploration. Full-scale human models are being developed, and these intricate systems/organs are major assets for medical students and professionals alike. The technology is becoming a useful informational tool, illustrating health problems for patients and detailing treatment methods, conditions, or even surgery processes.
Other brands are exploring the metaverse as a sort of digital office, with private meetings, presentations, and even fun social interaction as a byproduct. Design and architecture has been an afterthought to this point, but the possibilities allow for new realities of design that are unique to the Metaverse. A $500m market in its own right, Metaverse real estate is growing rapidly.
Office & virtual work experiences could be the first to benefit from a world-class digital design that inspires users to participate. With an uptick in work-from-home lifestyles, don’t be surprised if brands take a stab at creating their own virtual workspaces in the Metaverse.
We can see it now, a world of unbelievable interior design, accompanied by unique Metaverse architecture, sponsored by brands like Vanity Fair & Architectural Digest. Reality replicant metaverse experiences may even spark a new sense of wanderlust, boosting travel and tourism as users seek out IRL versions of destinations they’ve only experienced virtually.