When the internet first checked into offices and finally into a few homes, it was still deemed somewhat pretentious. Not only was it expensive, but few people understood it. For many, it was just another way for the government to introduce unnecessary things for taxation. Many of us were unaware it would change our lives forever, making life easier and more fun. The internet has brought IoT in recent years, while metaverse and other jargon are yet to be understood by the masses.
Zuckerberg and other so-called geniuses seem to know precisely what society needs, or do they? For several years there have been societal changes on the internet that are taxing to understand. For starters, the metaverse paved way for other developers to conceptualize such realms too. Tinder seems set to create a Tinderverse, and whether it pans out or not remains to be seen. Of importance is knowing if these things are important or simply creations to cause more confusion.
Mark Zuckerberg seemed set to create a world almost of his own, with everything centering on Meta. This is a company, now running almost every social media platform out there. When sites like Tinder decided to create one such entity, it seemed the internet was becoming limitless. Thus, dating apps allow us to meet hot Slavic girls, and ‘Verses’ provide spaces for businesses.
Also, social events and other entertainment stuff can happen in these virtual creations. Imagine taking a stroll on a virtual street, going shopping, and even holding and participating in meetings in this ‘verse’. The idea is to bring everything we know offline to the web and make it as realistic as possible.
Little is known about virtual or digital money today just as even less was known when it first came to be. However, certain creations like Decentraland are meant to bring shopping, meetings, and even the purchase of land to simple digital currency exchanges. With such creations, one can create shopping malls, build galleries and go shopping from the comfort of wherever they are. These are not far-fetched ideas and many are already in the infant stage.
Most of us got bored with video chats when they first came out, but pandemics changed that. With the onset of Covid-19, many were forced to conduct meetings on the web. With various apps available for such communication it became commonplace to have business meetings online. Additionally, many dates and of course flings were secured on said resources.
It is no surprise then that video chats and lives streaming continue to be the best form of communication for businesses. These could be local businesses needing quick clarification of purchases, or those in different hemispheres discussing takeovers. Whatever the reason for communication might be, video calls are not going anywhere.
Whether we are talking Metaverse from Mark Zuckerberg or Tinderverse from Tinder, the sky’s the limit. With dating apps taking the lead with secured transactions and communication, it is high time businesses did the same. These dating apps were forced to provide better communication spaces due to scammers and traffickers online. However, businesses now require better encryption systems if Metaverses and other such ‘verses’ are to become commonplace.
We are only seeing or experiencing the tip of the iceberg as far as the internet goes. Along with the Internet of Things or IOT, it seems the sky’s the limit concerning anything internet related. Also, many are worried about security online. However, companies like Meta seem dedicated to ensuring privacy is maintained on all their sites. We continue to brace ourselves for what the web and developers will come up with next.