I thought I was an early mover to Web 3.0 with my endeavor to create NFTs, which stand for non-fungible tokens. But now I realize I’ve fallen behind, and I urge you to get familiar with Web 3.0 and the Metaverse fast if you want to be a player in this revolution. But first, know that the metaverse is not yet fully defined or clear. Instead, it’s evolving like a morphing beast.
Businesses are moving onto Web 3.0 and the Metaverse. These terms are often used interchangeably. It turns out that people are just as vain in the digital world as they are in the real world. For instance, gamers and Metaverse participants will pay thousands of dollars to own a digital image of a designer purse, shoe, or piece of furniture. Showing off their items, even if they are digital representations, highlights status in the metaverse or gaming worlds.
I peered at job postings for people with skills related to the metaverse just yesterday. I didn’t do this because I plan on leaving my company. No, I plan on staying with my company forever or until the owner fully retires. So instead, I did this to see what skills I need and what trends are hot in the metaverse.
What I discovered is that hyper-reality TV is under development. Yet, I don’t know what hyper-reality TV is. I believe that it involves augmented reality and virtual-reality.
So, what are augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)? Augmented reality is taking the natural world and adding virtual digital objects. Or it’s taking the natural world and replacing it with digital entities, such as taking a streetlamp and turning it into a giant scathing lizard.
To explain augmented reality further, you might wear a visor that reflects virtual objects into your range of vision. Then, you can move those virtual objects with your hands. Sensors will detect your hand movement, and the digital 3d image will move accordingly.
Virtual reality is a universe separate from the real world. It comes alive with the aid of goggles, gloves, visors, suits, or other implements.
Some virtual worlds sell land ownership, too. People are spending upward of $100,000 for plots of land in the metaverse. Businesses are buying land and creating storefronts, too. Another big business moneymaker is advertising on digital billboards. Buy digital billboards now if you can. They’ll be worth something tomorrow.
Concerts are being held in the virtual universe. Snoop Dog is a big player in this, and Justin Bieber and other celebrities are up-and-coming.
One virtual world is based on Google Maps. It’s a virtual replica of this world, and your house is likely in it. To clarify, I’m not 100% certain whether it’s a virtual or augmented reality version of Google Maps. But it makes the most sense to replicate the real world via Google Maps to have digital virtual animations, people, and objects co-existing in our daily lives. When we walk out of our homes with AR goggles or a similar device, we could be greeted by a fantasy land tied to a specific augmented reality world. Widespread adoption of augmented reality may be almost a decade away. Widespread adoption of virtual reality should be here sooner—possibly by 2024.
So, what will I do to jump on the metaverse Web 3.0 bullet train so I can be a player in this realm? To start, I’m going to register for the crypto conference Michael Stelzner of Social Media Examiner is selling. I will also listen to their crypto podcast daily as I work. I’m also enrolled in a Udemy course to learn software called Unity for gaming, 3d, virtual reality, and augmented reality creation. Finally, I’ll also be hiring one coach twice a week to teach me Unity and another to teach me the basics of cryptocurrency (digital money).
Colleges are offering diploma-based two-year virtual and augmented reality programs. Furthermore, the job market pays upward of $40,000 for business developers or programmers of multiverses. I saw one job that offered close to $200,000, but you needed to know your stuff to apply. I believe demand for these roles will increase the salary over time and then taper off as the talent pool becomes saturated.
I’m revealing these options so that you consider adopting one—especially if you’re enrolled in marketing at AU. It’s time to jump on the bandwagon because the dawn of a wild, new reality is swiftly arriving.