Morons Guide To The Metaverse

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    Viverse

    • 2D/3D Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
    • Centralised
    • Gaming PCs/Some VR headsets/ HTC VIVE/ 5G Smartphones
    • Release Date 2022
    Viverse is an XR metaverse platform that features both Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The Hybrid platform connects people to an accessible virtual world where people learn, work, shop, play and socialise. In Augmented Reality, elements of the Viverse are projected into real-world environments. Viverse is a social platform with no gameplay. The platform supports NFTs, although centrally owned.
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    Momentum

    • 2D/3D Virtual Reality
    • Decentralised/Open-Source
    • PC/VR Not Released Yet
    • Release Date 2022

    Momentum is a social VR decentralised open source Metaverse stack for Web3 communities. The project creates a fantasy digital multiverse where players create online 3D worlds which connect through an open network owned by the users on blockchain technology. Built on Odyssey, players form their own societies, economy and virtual social spaces in an open-source network.

  • fortnite metaverse

    Fortnite

    • 2D/3D Virtual Reality
    • Centralised
    • PC/Mac/Smartphone/PSVR/HTC VIVE/VALVE INDEX
    • Release Date 2017

    Fortnite is a multiplayer online video game and Metaverse. Fortnite comprises three game modes – Battle Royale, where 100 players fight to be the last. Save the World is a survival game where four players cooperate in fighting off zombies and Creative, where players can create and play in other users’ worlds. Fortnite’s Metaverse Concerts attract up to 45 million viewers. Fortnite is a cooperative sandbox survival game with social and creative elements.

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    Rooom

    • 2D/3D Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
    • Centralised
    • Request Demo
    • Release Date 2022

    Rooom is a centralised subscription-based XR Metaverse that targets corporate businesses. You can create environments and configure avatars, participate in virtual meetings, showcase products and sell NFTs on the platform. The hybrid platform features accessibility being available on a wide range of devices.

  • somnium space metaverse

    Somnium Space

    • 2D/3D Virtual Reality
    • Decentralised/Open Source
    • PC/Mac/Smartphone/Oculus, HTC Vive, HP, Valve, Windows Mixed Reality Headset
    • Release Date 2018

    Somnium space is a social virtual reality Metaverse platform where you can create and explore lands and games with customisable avatars. The open-source platform has its own economy built on the Ethereum Blockchain. Users can trade Land and NFTs and sell advertising.

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It became one of the fastest growing sectors, and trends as a buzzword of the year. But what is the Metaverse? 

If we asked a group of people thirty years ago to describe the internet, you would get a dozen different definitions, so this is the case with “the Metaverse” today. The Metaverse is the fusion of computer-enhanced environments within perceived reality consisting of computer-generated graphical spaces that utilise elements of extended reality to immerse the user in a virtually enhanced environment. The Metaverse has come to incorporate Web 3.0 ideas for decentralised ownership within metanomics (the metaverse economy). The Metaverse, we believe, is the next evolution of the internet.

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The term itself, we can universally agree, was conceived in “Snow Crash“, a science fiction novel written by Neal Stephenson in which two delivery drivers are travelling the Metaverse to save themselves from impending doom in a dystopian future. Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, introduced us to the concept of a Virtual Reality Metaverse, brought to the screen in 2018 by Steven Spielberg. But today’s Metaverse is far from such science fiction worlds. In many ways, the Metaverse is at its birth and consists of siloed platforms. The Metaverse will indeed arrive with interoperability when you can seamlessly navigate Metaverses across various platforms.

The Metaverse currently spans gaming platforms such as Fortnite and Roblox and centralised owned platforms such as Horizon Worlds and AltspaceVR. Mixed Reality platforms such as Microsoft Mesh and decentralised Metaverses such as The Sandbox, Decentraland and Voxels. You can enter the Metaverse via mobile and desktop devices and with extended reality headsets. The headsets transform you into virtual and mixed reality worlds that are highly immersive. The Metaverse, in many ways, mirrors the development of the world wide web with pioneers building a new technological world and pushing the boundaries with each product.

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The Metaverse grew in popularity during the Covid Era whilst people found it hard to attend events and socialise. However, when Facebook changed its name to Meta, the Metaverse hit the mainstream. It has become the year’s buzzword, with users and organisations adopting the technology on mass. Live events are hosted on the Metaverse, with many virtual spaces created for immersive and engaging experiences, from new artists to recognised icons, the Metaverse has become an exciting alternative to real-life shows. With museums, art galleries, fashion shows, exhibitions, shopping malls, and more, the Metaverse is evolving into a virtual economy with a thriving market in digital clothing, avatars, accessories, land and architecture.

Metanomics (Metaverse Economics) is already one of the fastest growing sectors, NFT collections are selling through blockchain technology and the new virtual economy is emerging. This disruptive technology promises to revolutionise every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to the way we engage with the world.

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The fusion of extended reality and A.I. are set to become part of our lifestyle. The Metaverse is yet to be defined, it is not here yet, but the foundations are being built. Let Meta Moron take you on a journey through the Metaverse as it evolves. We provide an interactive guide where players rate and review the platforms. The Metaverses in this guide all share one feature that qualifies them as Metaverse platforms, they are all multiplayer virtual worlds where you can interact through customisable avatars and socialise. Platforms in the Metaverse Guide have been categorised by ownership, target audience, and technology attributes and are ordered by our internal Metaverse platform ranking system that uses real-time data from visitors to determine results. You can also keep up to date on News and articles on development as this new technology impacts the mainstream.

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