What is metaverse, how it works, advantages and disadvantages of metaverse

What is metaverse, how it works, advantages and disadvantages of metaverse

Did you know that Facebook as one of the largest and most popular social media platforms worldwide has changed its name? Yes, on October 29, 2021, Facebook officially changed its name to Meta platform Inc. They also come with the Metaverse or ideas that can be considered quite futuristic, so what exactly is the Metaverse? Metaverse is a virtual world created by Mark Zuckerberg. Let's get acquainted in more detail with Mark's new work.

What is Metaverse?

Metaverse is a 3D virtual world created thanks to the use of augmented reality, virtual reality and video technology that allows users to experience life in a virtual world. Metaverse was created with the aim of being a modern communication platform and can facilitate the activities of each individual in their daily activities, for example working, socializing, playing to performing virtual concerts.

The initial idea for the Metaverse was actually sparked by Neil Stephenson in his science fiction novel "Snow Crash" in 1992. Stephenson said that the metaverse is a virtual-based digital space that combines a number of technologies, such as augmented reality and virtual reality.

Today, exactly 30 years after the novel Snow Crash was published, the world is actually seeing the technology in the science fiction novel come to life. Now Metaverse can be accessed using virtual reality glasses (eg Oculus or PlayStation VR), smartphones, computers and game consoles.

Activities To Do In Metaverse

What can you do in the world of Metaverse? Of course you can do various activities such as communicating with other users, playing games, watching concerts and even doing your job, and all these things you can do online from wherever and whenever you want.

Justin Bieber's concert on November 18 last year was the first major event to be held on the Metaverse. By using motion-capture, this concert takes place in real-time and Justin Bieber himself is the one who moves his Avatar in the metaverse. Those who watched the concert were also present in real time so they could still feel the euphoria like watching a live concert. Interestingly, the audience can respond in the form of emoticons that appear during the concert.

How Metaverse Works

Metaverse uses virtual reality (VR) technology which is reflected in the continuous activity in the virtual world even though the user is not actively using it. Metaverse also uses augmented reality (AR) which is a merger between two worlds, namely the real world and the virtual world.

Each user also has an Avatar that can be modified according to his taste. This Avatar serves to present yourself in the Metaverse world and other users will see you in the form of your Avatar. Your avatar can also be freely moved anywhere you want to walk around in the Metaverse world.

Metaverse Advantages and Disadvantages

When using a technology, of course you already understand that every technology must have advantages and disadvantages. It depends on how you use it. Metaverse is like that, it can give you more value while also having drawbacks.


⦿ can keep doing work anywhere and anytime.

⦿ circumstances or things that were originally ordinary become more interesting.

⦿ cause variations in carrying out daily activities.

⦿ bring a sense of sensitivity to someone about technological developments.

⦿ add experience in using a technology.


⦿ leads to addiction, neglect, forgetting of time and neglect of the real world

⦿ cause or source of data theft.

⦿ can cause depression in the wearer if it turns out that life in the Metaverse doesn't go as expected.

Ok, that's our article this time about what metaverse is, how it works and the advantages and disadvantages of metaverse. Hopefully useful, please give a comment, and share as much as possible. Thank you and good bye.

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