Are you fed up with Zoom? Do you want online interactions to feel more... interactive? The metaverse promises a step-change in how society communicates but, without the hardware technology, will ultimately remain a pipe dream.
We will still be able to interact with the metaverse through our phones and laptops, but these will become legacy devices. To immerse ourselves, however, requires a virtual reality (VR) headset; for true integration between the created and the physical, augmented reality (AR) devices are required.
The endgame is for virtual worlds to exist seamlessly alongside the real, with immersive interactions between the two changing our perception of physical presence. The software for this is nearly there, but the hardware still has many hurdles to overcome.
For more information see the original Press Release. (text and image source: IDTechEx)
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