Metaverse is an enhanced version of Virtual Reality (VR), many people see the metaverse as the
future of the internet. The word “Metaverse” was coined by the combination of the words Meta
(beyond) and Universe (universe).
Although it is a concept mostly used by the game world, you can work, play games, go to the movies,
socialize or just wander around for exploration in a fictional universe created with Metaverse
Exciting trends and ideas about the digital world and augmented reality pop up every few years and
then disappear. Especially the utopian scenes created by the cinema industry are generally exciting
for both the ordinary members of the society and the software and creative industries. For example,
most people imagine using their 3D avatar in a virtual reality where their own representational
image is used in familiar footage from movie scenes. Metaverse, just like in those utopian movies,
will begin to enter our lives through various channels as a digital world of your own choosing and a
data warehouse that copies your consciousness, memory, memories and experiences.
The opinion that the concept of metaverse will shape the future is quite dominant. Leading and
wealthy investors and big tech firms tend to do a lot of research and development on the metaverse.
It seems that these actors don’t want to lag behind the game if the metaverse is confirmed to be the
future of the internet.
In fact, the most famous and well-known of these, Facebook, has made creating a meta-data
warehouse one of its top priorities. The company is working on and experimenting with a VR meeting
app called Workplace and a social space called Horizons, both of which use virtual avatar systems.
Companies from different sectors apply to the metaverse, especially for the promotion of their
products and commercial activities. You see, one day, when you go shopping online, you first try on
digital clothes and then order them in the real world…
Whether it social media or virtual reality; Whether in online games or in the cryptocurrency space,
the topics covered by the metaverse have actually been present in our lives for years. The
development and evolution of the Metaverse is also likely to set the pace of competition among tech
giants for many years to come.
Metaverse’s growth has also accelerated with the rapidly growing process of working from home
during the pandemic process. With the shutdown, digital communication platforms like Slack or
Microsoft Teams have familiarized people with the core concepts that make up the reality of the
In fact, companies are trying to digitally replicate office life and employee interaction for those
working from home. For example, DW uses formal chat rooms called "break room" and "corridor" to
encourage casual conversation among colleagues via the metaverse.
If you are interested in this topic and want to know more, you can use Neal Stephenson’s Snow
Crash (1992) written in 1992. Since then, the most prominent example of the metaverse that has
been the subject of many movies is The Matrix, a legendary and cult movie where people live in a
virtual world created by artificial intelligence and are unaware that it is not the real world.
Metadata is often considered the next version of the internet. You can think of it as a virtual space
that is constantly online and actively shared. If Metaverse truly succeeds in replacing the internet, we
say, “prepare yourself for the new future”!