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The Metaverse

the future of society?


“In the future, instead of just doing this over a phone call, you’ll be able to sit as a hologram on my couch, or I’ll be able to sit as a hologram on your couch, and it’ll actually feel like we’re in the same place, even if we’re in different states or hundreds of miles apart.”

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO



General Informations


The Metaverse

Pro an Cons



Ready Player One

In a dystopian 2045, people seek to escape from reality through the virtual reality entertainment universe called the OASIS. After the creator of the game dies, a competition for the whole OASIS begins.

General Informations

  • metaverse is a virtual space that can basically be freely designed --> design possibilities are endless and unlimited
  • can only be accessed via VR headsets and matching accessories
  • strong Wifi connection is needed
  • is considered an extension of physical reality
  • term was invented 1992 by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel Snow Crash
  • 2008 it became an Open Source concept/project
  • through development of NFTs, cryptocurrencies, technology and increased computer power increase of interest
  • best example: 2021 Mark Zuckerberg


  • VR headset, including: surround sound and VR glasses (with motion sensors)
  • one sreen picures 2 seperate frames rebbulding the natural properties of eyes
  • inputs and other equipment is needed for a better experience: head tracking, controllers, hand tracking, microphone, on-device buttons or trackpads
  • VR treadmils and full body suits are in development an can be used to ad physical activity
  • games motion are showen in the glasses an can be streamed on any device
  • game examples: Farpoint und Resident Evil 7

The Metaverse

  • june 2021 Mark Zuckerberg announced the development of the Metaverse
  • october 2021 he renames Facebook Inc. to Meta (related to the Metaverse)
  • virtual extension of society including hobbies, workplaces, games an everything you could imagin
  • financed through monitarisation and cooperation but also though selling vitual extentions (plots, clothes, games, accessories) --> similar to real world
  • payment is supose to be a new cryptocurrency
  • similar example: Sandbox, Decentraland, Star Atlas
  • whole new economy

Pro Con

  • Possibilities are unlimited
  • properties of avatar can be customised as desired --> all are equal up to a certain point
  • saves costs and is easy to expand
  • Helps overcome physical distances but also language barriers by beeing able to use the voice translator while interacting
  • coming together of many different cultures
  • security through the blockchain if items are made NFTs

  • The whole virtual world would be controled by one company --> no limits to the interventions, monitarisation an so on
  • Not very environmentally friendly (incredibly high power consumption) --> caused by cryptocurrency, rendering, server
  • less exercise, fresh air, and possible health problems due to permanent usage an looking on screens
  • underdevelopment of social skills



  • https://shotkit.com/fish-eye-lens/
  • https://www.br.de/nachrichten/netzwelt/was-ist-das-metaverse,SdzhhpG
  • https://www.computerwoche.de/a/was-ist-metaverse,3552649
  • https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaversum
  • https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=metaverse&docid=608012948138121245&mid=4B6538267718C4E21C7F4B6538267718C4E21C7F&view=detail&FORM=VIRE
  • https://captainaltcoin.com/metaverse-coins-on-solana/#:~:text=There%20are%20many%20metaverse%20projects%20on%20the%20Solana,Genopets%2C%20Good%20Games%20Guild%2C%20Synergy%20Land%2C%20Afflarium%2C%20etc.
  • https://t3n.de/news/metaverse-erklaert-hype-zukunft-1419141/
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DEVfUk2zCk&t=13s
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q1ARrpOk3Y