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There is a space here, basically under constant development and change, which we call metavers. Although not universal in nature, it is like a vast network of potential realities that users can experience. Metaverse is, in my opinion, living here and evolving with people in our physical world. This is a place that seems to be growing at an indicative rate. It will never be able to completely replace our physical world. But with the way we work and make a living, it will become a very important place in the future.
Working from a distance for a decade has prepared me to work in the virtual world
I have spent the last 11 years working remotely as a consultant and now executive for software and technology companies in the United States, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Brazil and Israel. I am uniquely positioned to talk about distant work, the reason being that I was completely immersed in it before its mainstream dominance in our daily lives. Although I’m most excited about it here. I think Metaverse is the next logical place to start a massive relocation or relocation for business and employees. I recently joined a metaverse called eXp World through eXp Realty, where I am a licensed real estate agent. The whole of the business ecosystem is within the exp world – for team members and clients around the world to work together.
What is the real meaning of the word metavers? What does it stand for?
The term Metaverse was coined in 1994 by programmer Marcus Parsons, according to some sources.
Using multiple elements of technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, graphical gameplay and video, users can live in a digital world. Metaverse will allow its users to work, play and stay connected with friends through everything from concerts and conferences to virtual trips around the world. Some Metavers applications provide a combination of virtual and physical space and virtual economy, sometimes focusing on advances in virtual reality technology. In an article on his website in February 2021, Matthew Ball, managing partner of venture capital firm Apilion Industries, stated that we are at the top of the next Internet. Metaverse includes the Web 3.0 ecosystem created today.
Try this exercise to get an idea of how obscure the word metaverse can be: Replace the word metaverse in a sentence with cyberspace. Ninety percent of the time, the money won’t change much. Rather, the term refers to a broader change in the way people interact with technology, not a specific type of technology. As specific technology becomes common once it is described, the term itself may become obsolete.
The more idealistic approach of Metaverse will make it interactive, allowing you to move virtual items such as clothes or cars from one platform to another. You can buy a shirt from the mall and wear it in real world cinema theaters. A metaverse can allow you to create a personality that you can switch from one platform to another as easily as copying your profile picture from one social network to another. Currently, most platforms offer virtual identities, avatars and inventories that are tied to just one platform.
Metaverse and remote work
Now that I’ve helped you visualize what a metaver is in a few different possible forms, I want you to think about it in terms of work.
I’m guessing you’ve heard or seen the word remote work in one form or another, and have probably taken part in it lately. If you don’t, that’s fine. Distance work usually refers to the practice of employees working from a location other than their employer’s centralized office (s). It could be an employee’s home, a co-worker’s office, a private office, or a place other than a traditional corporate office building.
Imagine being able to show up at your company’s corporate office in New York City to give a presentation for your team while sitting on the beach in Barcelona. A metaverse enables you to run this exact scene though in digital form through an avatar created for you. Where your team members are about to participate in a company’s wide retreat that is geographically scattered across the continent? I can say that I have just participated in this right activity and it is a very real experience! Metaverse lets you join the immersive digital world that has been created for this specific purpose and many more that have not yet fully emerged. In short, metavers and remote work were created for each other.
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Here are five ways that Metaverse will affect and improve remote work
There is a difference between remote work and telecommuting, which is the habit of working from home. Remote work is a workplace practice that involves employees working in locations other than the employer’s centralized office. As Metaverse becomes more popular, we will begin to see significant growth in virtual teams.
Virtual teams are basically groups of employees who work virtually together. These include virtual meetings, virtual team members, and virtual task assignments. Virtual teams allow remote workers to be more productive by eliminating the time-consuming scattering that comes with physical proximity. In the future, virtual teams may become more prevalent than traditional work environments. This is due to both the increased time and cost savings associated with virtual team collaboration, as well as reduced employee burnout.
1. Encourage team solidarity
The metavars of a company should theoretically ensure that the team stays united while working together to achieve common goals. This technology will also allow team members to feel that they have contributed to the overall success of the group. Or perhaps the business itself, by being completely immersed in its digital universe. A company’s metavers have a long way to go to solve remote work difficulties. Because, in my experience, people who are part of an integrated group, they focus more on the whole group than themselves. And, they are more motivated to work towards team goals.
2. Improve team collaboration
Metaverse will allow remote employees to improve their communication and place significant emphasis on teamwork. These digital environments should enhance a team’s ability to innovate and achieve objectives in a more concise way.
Working on Metaverse will help team members feel a sense of accomplishment as part of a team that is currently plaguing many remote employees.
3. Allow remote employees to communicate with all their customers
Imagine being able to invite your customers from all over the world to your Metavers and actually communicate with them? Talk about breaking down the major barriers that employees sometimes have to overcome when working with their customers. With the advent of virtual reality, remote employees will be able to interact with their customers in a way that they have never been able to before.
4. Enable virtual office environment and custom built ecosystem
Virtual Reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will make it easier for both Metavers, employers and remote employees to work from home. A virtual office can be created that can be used to mimic the real world or existing real world office settings of the company. Employees and employers can work to complete tasks and tasks, even in digital form. The artificial world environment, the company’s tailors, can be created for the company’s employees. If employees want to be able to work remotely and on the go, the Metaverse setup can be optimized to meet these needs.
5. Allow creation of virtual conferences, exhibitions and exposures
Virtual trade shows will eventually be used to replace private conferences and exposures, due to its effectiveness and will enable more engagement. No matter where they are, remote participants can access live, interactive networking opportunities and content on their computer or smart device. Virtual conferences are hosted entirely online and probably in the Metaverse ecosystem. No need to order travel, hotel booking or catering. Just log in through the conference portal and you can go anywhere in the world.
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The thought of separation
The evolution of what we consider metavers today is absolutely exciting. It is an emerging space with high potential for growth and expansion in every part of the planet. The only limitation of Metavers from my point of view is our collective mind and imagination. These continue to be created and developed from ideas shared and developed by all of us who communicate and use them.
I think though the most exciting part of all this for me is finding out how we can use Metaverse to our advantage to improve our own personal and professional lives. Although I do not have the exact answers to these questions, I have some general ideas that I will save for another time while witnessing another milestone in this technological revolution.
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