When or will Western North Carolina experience the metaverse?
Is it here now?
Metaverse refers to a fully realized digital world that exists beyond the analog one in which we live.
As a buzzword, the metaverse refers to a variety of virtual experiences, environments and assets that gained momentum during the online-everything shift of the pandemic. Together, these new technologies hint at what the internet will become next.New York Times – John Herrman and Kellen Browning
With a Facebook data center in our WNC neighborhood, in Forrest City; is Facebook growing to become part of a metaverse that is moving away from its advertising business?
Elements of a Metaverse
Here are some elements of a metaverse:
- An economy of unique monetization
- Digital payments
- Virtual reality
- Virtual goods
- Artists and performers in virtual performances
High-Speed Broadband is Needed
Regardless to when or if WNC reaches the metaverse, quality high-speed broadband will be needed.
Are We in the Metaverse Yet? The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/10/style/metaverse-virtual-worlds.html. Published 2021. Accessed July 24, 2021.