Crazy meta universe | how to land the “meta universe” on the capital tuyere?


Since Facebook announced the renaming of meta, all in metauniverse, the attention of metauniverse has reached a new high. Whether it is the “meta universe” in Baidu Index or the “metaverse” in google trends, the soaring data prove that the keyword “meta universe” is the top stream in the current Internet industry. In particular, the recent statements of some top KOL and Internet giants all set off the mood.
Luo Yonghao, founder of hammer technology, forwarded investment KOL Shaan Puri’s interpretation of the concept of “meta universe” on his personal microblog a few days ago, and said that Shaan Puri’s interpretation of the concept of meta universe is “much more reliable” than meta (former Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s, and his next venture will be related to “meta universe”; Ma Huateng, CEO of Tencent, said that the company has a large number of technologies and capabilities to explore and develop the meta universe; Morgan Stanley, a well-known investment bank, regards yuanuniverse as a potential market worth $8 trillion; Netease Ding Lei also said that he was ready for the meta universe.
The capital circle is also lively. In nearly a month, gather, a meta universe platform focusing on virtual interaction, announced the completion of $50 million round B financing, led by Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures, and the decentralized virtual game world, the sandbox, announced the completion of $93 million financing and led by Softbank; In addition, the yuan universe concept company jointly founded by the well-known director Zhang Yimou became popular. Qitian group completed hundreds of millions of yuan of round B financing, led by Xiaomi war investment and CCB international. There are also many million dollar level meta universe concept related financing.
All this seems that we will soon enter the meta universe, but is it really so?
In most descriptions, VR and games are regarded as the infrastructure of the metauniverse. But these two essential elements do not seem ready.
Perhaps Facebook’s oculus quest2 is the best VR device at present, with 10 million units sold worldwide. Users can enter the virtual world by wearing oculus Quest 2 devices. We take horizon workrooms as an example. In horizon, real objects can be mapped into virtual space. If there is a real object model in the system library, the virtual space will be 1:1 adapted to the real space. Thanks to the four black-and-white wide-angle cameras equipped with Quest 2, it can capture the posture of users in the real world.
Your actions, gestures and eyebrows in reality can be completely mapped to the virtual space, and the physical contact in the virtual space can also be perceived in reality. Your keyboard and monitor can be seamlessly mapped in the virtual world. Typing on the real keyboard can also be seen on the virtual screen; Pop up reminders of wechat and email can also appear in the virtual space in front of you.
This is considered to be the most advanced VR experience at present, but there are still deficiencies in experience. What people imagine is that they are immersed in the number one player, and the current VR is far from being satisfied. How long will our VR experience be perfect?
Similarly, the vision of the metauniverse is that friends around the world play and even live on the same platform. The blockchain gamefi game with its own economic system is the most suitable game scenario for this setting. Take axie infinity as an example. The income of players in the third world in axie infinity completely exceeds the income of their own work. They have changed from full-time work to full-time gold. In such areas, gamefi has become a competitive product.
However, the current blockchain is not ready to welcome the meta universe. The network “Ethereum”, which is called the closest to the full meta universe, has not completely solved the problem of high concurrency. There is still a threshold to enter the blockchain world. At the same time, compared with the common games burning graphics cards, blockchain games are really not called games. What other experience upgrades can blockchain games have?
In order to let everyone have a more comprehensive and objective understanding of the meta universe and the imagination space of this latest outlet, Tencent technology and rhythm blockbeats jointly launched the column of “crazy meta universe”. In this column, you can learn about the interpretation and thinking of professionals on the concept of meta universe, the company of meta universe, and the development and obstacles of meta universe.
From 18:00 to 19:00 on November 19, “crazy metauniverse” will launch the third column, with the theme of “how does the metauniverse land?” invited
Shen Haoran, founder of hasic technology, and
Sun Yulin, senior researcher of Ouke cloud Chain Research Institute, was the guest
Zhang Shuhao, executive editor of rhythmic blockbeats, presided over it. Crazy meta universe | how does the meta universe land?
“What is the meta universe?”, “why is the application of the meta universe inseparable from VR and games?”, “what are the meta universes we can participate in now?” and other questions of concern will be answered in the third column of “crazy meta universe”.
The “crazy meta universe” jointly organized by Tencent technology and rhythm blockbeats is not a summary of the meta universe, but the beginning of the meta universe. This may be a market of tens of billions of dollars. Maybe we can really see the scene of “number one player” in a few years.