The Open Metaverse

Internet

Internet is a decentralized network of computers that is not owned by any individual organization or government and does not require any such organization’s centralized permission to use.

Open Media Standards

Standards are required to ensure cross-platform interoperability of audio, video, images, text, 3D scenes, vectors, etc. Pixar USD and NVIDIA MDL are big steps towards interoperability for 3D applications.

Open Programming Language Standards

Open programming language standards are required to govern any of the above to create applications in the metaverse. Such standards include HTML, JavaScript, WebAssembly, WebXR, WebGPU, Shading Language, etc.

eXtended Reality (XR) Hardware

For decades, virtual reality and augmented reality have been the main terms used in academia and industry, but in recent years additional terms have become popular. For example, eXtended Reality (XR) was created to describe the full range of possibilities of virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality and has become a convenient universal tool for many forms of immersive media. Thus, the ability of these technologies to expand the boundaries of the physical space-time continuum due to the capabilities of digital tools for working with human perception is emphasized. Immersive solutions based on VR / AR and several assistive technologies are today one of the most promising areas of XR in the practice of many industries.

Blockchain, Smart Contracts & NFTs in the Metaverse

Decentralized ledgers and smart contract platforms are the final components of the design of a blockchain metaverse. Blockchain networks are crucial as they help to sustain and guarantee better transparency and censorship resistance, permissionless in transactions.

Sources:

https://medium.com/@sheetz.e/the-internet-is-cool-but-have-you-heard-of-the-metaverse-d3adf6ee57b3

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