Metaverse, a subset of the internet evolution, has unveiled new possibilities around virtual social participation, entertainment, gaming and work-life. It converges our real world with the virtual world to create an immersive virtual space wherein you can experience life-like situations such as 3D shopping, virtual workstations, real estate tours etc.
Due to the various benefits of the metaverse, businesses are taking advantage of its potential for growth opportunities. Let us understand what a metaverse is before knowing how it benefits the business.
What is Metaverse?
Metaverse is a 3-dimensional virtual world that combines various aspects of online games, social media, cryptocurrencies, virtual and augmented reality to provide an immersive atmosphere to the users. You can visualize a metaverse through certain sci-fi movies where characters transcend to a virtual world, representing themselves through an Avatar and having otherworldly capacities. Metaverse works similarly and allows us to have more meaningful social interactions.
Features of Metaverse
Metaverse exists regardless of a user’s physical presence, and it can be accessed anywhere.
This feature allows users to transfer their virtual items like cryptocurrencies and even avatars from one metaverse project to another
The time in the metaverse matches with the real-time making the metaverse more realistic.
Metaverse has no usage limit and supports countless VR worlds.
Users can earn and pay within a metaverse.
How can Businesses use metaverse?
Businesses can make use of the metaverse for any or all of the following benefits:
Metaverse takes digital marketing to the next level by promoting creativity and innovation. Metaverse can handle large audiences and make the interactions engaging. With Gen Z dominating the metaverse, you can find your target audience and implement various digital marketing methods. Many popular brands like Gucci, Nike, and Coca-Cola have collaborated with Metaverse platforms like Fortnite and Roblox to promote their products and generate income.
Gamification is applying game elements to real-life contexts. Gamification through metaverse is used for skill training, learning, entertainment, promotion, and other services. It is an effective way to improve client and employee satisfaction boosting customer loyalty and employee retention.
Through the metaverse, businesses and entrepreneurs can reach a global audience. They can use metaverse to create a 3D experience of products and services to have a more life-like manner and experience personalization, unlike the current 2D experience of selecting products through pictures and videos. This characteristic makes metaverse not limited to geographical boundaries, but people worldwide can access services and products like any regional company.
Events conducted through metaverse can provide an immersive and engaging atmosphere to the participants. It can include as many people as possible and gives much more than a live-stream presentation. It incorporates various technologies like holograms, AI, blockchain, NFT, 3D designing, cryptocurrencies etc., to facilitate the event giving a thrilling experience to the audience.
Metaverse can make content distribution more streamlined and diverse. Contents limited to the 2-dimensional texts, images and videos will become more visually elaborative, attractive and real-time through a metaverse.
Metaverse is constantly expanding, with big firms investing in this project and launching practical use cases like advanced blockchain, NFTs, etc. Unique metaverse projects are launched frequently with distinctive features, which signifies that the coming version of the metaverse must be much more advanced where we can enjoy a decentralized and permissionless world than the metaverse we explore today.
Although enterprises may not comprehend the full potential of the metaverse at present, as some are reluctant to trust a virtual world, the constantly emerging use cases and the gradually transforming ecosystem will undoubtedly influence the business environment.