The Metaverse begins to come true, and it seems that it is serious. More than 30 leading technology companies have come together to define the standards that will govern this new space.
Many have made fun of it, or despised it, but it seems that the Metaverse goes far beyond that hypermonetized project that Meta taught us. The Metaverse is a very serious thing.
It is high time that we stop associating this new paradigm with what was previously known as Facebook, because it does not belong to a single company. The Metaverse claims to be the new Internet.
And like the Internet, it needs standards and rules that everyone follows. That’s why nearly 40 top-tier tech companies have come together to create the Metaverse Standards Forum, or Metaverse Standards Forum. In this image you can see all the founding partners:
Here are very important names, such as Meta, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Sony, Qualcomm, Huawei, Epic Games, Adobe, IKEA, W3C, and others. And also big absentees, like Google, Samsung, Intel, and many others. But it is possible that they will join if this forum ends up becoming the authority of the Metaverse.
What will be the function of the Metaverse Standards Forum? According to the press release, its objective is develop open standards for the Metaverse.
“Open to any organization at no cost, the Metaverse Standards Forum provides a place for cooperation between standards organizations and businesses to foster the development of interoperability standards for an open and inclusive metaverse, and accelerate their development and deployment through pragmatic and collaborative projects. action based“.
The forum itself will not create the standards, but “coordinate requirements and resources to encourage the creation and evolution of standards in standards organizations working in relevant fields“.
It is a necessary step to laying the foundations of the Metaversebecause its own universal condition requires that everyone use the same technical standards, and comply with the same standards.
But experts have criticized that these first steps are led by companies seeking to exploit and profit to this new augmented / virtual reality platform. And before this is possible, the safety and privacy of those participating in the Metaverse must be ensuredespecially minors.
It seems that the Metaverse is launched with more faith on the part of the technology companies, than of the users themselves. We’ll see where it takes us…