The word metaverse was strange for many people around the world when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg changed his company name to Meta, a short version of the metaverse.
He also shared a video where he shared the design of the Metaverse and virtual world and how it will look and taste.
However, many people think that Mark is the first person who introduced the concept of a Metaverse or a virtual world designed by humans.
But this is not the case, metaverse has a long history and today I am going to share with you the history and contributions to this concept in detail.
How Long Has The Metaverse Been Around?
History Of Metaverse
The concept of a metaverse, or a virtual world where people can interact and engage in various activities with other people, has been around for decades.
The term “metaverse” was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel “Snow Crash”.
In his book, the Metaverse is a virtual reality-based successor to the Internet where users can interact with each other and with virtual objects in a shared space.
Same as what Mark showed us in the video.
Since then, the idea of the metaverse has evolved and grown in popularity, with advances in technology making it increasingly possible for the metaverse to become a reality.
For example, virtual reality and augmented reality are technologies that are being used to create immersive virtual experiences.
When Was The First Metaverse Created?
The first virtual worlds were created in the 1960s with the creation of PLATO and other systems that allowed users to interact with each other with virtual objects in a shared space.
Although these early virtual worlds were limited in scope and capabilities, they laid the foundation for what would eventually become the Metaverse.
In the 1990s and 2000s, online gaming and social media platforms began to emerge, providing more opportunities for people to interact and engage with each other in virtual spaces.
The rise of massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft (2004) and Second Life (2003) provided early examples of what the metaverse might look like.
The Future Of Metaverse
In recent years, the development of virtual and augmented reality technologies has accelerated. And we are witnessing an increasing number of companies and organizations like Meta (Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Roblox) investing in the creation of metaverse experiences.
With the advent of the 5G network and other technologies, we are likely to see a lot of growth in this area in the coming years.
The metaverse market size is expected to reach $700 billion by 2030.
However, there is a lot of work to do.
There are still many roadblocks to the metaverse and some experts say that it can face failure.
The metaverse is still in its early stages of development, but it has the potential to change the way we interact with technology and each other.
It’s an exciting time to watch the evolution of the Metaverse, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us in the future.
We are waiting!