Electronic Specifier Design Magazine, May 2024


ESD May 2024

In recent conversations within the tech community, a provocative question has arisen: Is the Metaverse dead?

One of the primary reasons this question has surfaced is due to the mixed reception and slower-than-anticipated adoption rates of Metaverse platforms. Initial excitement was propelled by significant investments from major tech companies, notably Facebook's rebranding to Meta, which underscored a strategic pivot towards building its version of the Metaverse. However, the subsequent rollout has faced challenges. User engagement has not met expectations, and the financial commitment required to develop these platforms is monumental.

Moreover, the technological infrastructure necessary to support the seamless, real-time interaction envisioned for the Metaverse is still under development. Issues such as data privacy, security, and the environmental impact of running extensive server farms needed to support detailed, immersive environments are yet to be fully addressed.

Nevertheless, it is premature to declare the Metaverse dead. What we are witnessing might rather be described as growing pains typical of any groundbreaking technological advancement. The Internet itself underwent similar phases of scepticism and gradual adoption. Today, it is indispensable.

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Paige West, Managing Editor 

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