“Private Navigation” Chronicle
While everyone is stuck at home, the imagination of an entirely online collective virtual world resurfaces.
The concept of “metaverse” fascinates entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts, and it has already given rise to more or less advanced projects. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always hinted that he wants to build some kind of metaverse, capitalizing on his investments in virtual reality and, of course, his many social networks. the game second life It experienced its heyday in the early 2000s, with its realism, hundreds of thousands of “population” and its own monetary system. “second life It is not destined to remain a game, a parallel world; Your next method will be to use the Internet,” We can read in a column published in Release In 2007. The game finally fell into (relative) oblivion, its users tired of excessive complexity and slowness.
A decade later, video games are still on top. Maine Craft, A sort of virtual Lego chest, owned by Microsoft, is home to budding architects, rock bands, working computers, and even an official archive for Reporters Without Borders. It is an electronic game. A game whose goal is usually to face zombies or other players offers many additional (and often sponsored) experiences, such as watching the trailer for the latest star Wars Or attend an immersive concert by rapper Travis Scott at the end of April. The latter, on the first night, was followed by more than 12 million live players.
He prevents. The forced digitization of many elements of our daily lives, constrained by confinement, may give a glimpse into the future of the Internet. We have Skype aperitifs, plant ourselves on YouTube, and take sports lessons on Twitch. same second life He’s back in fashion. “In just two months, we are used to chatting with our colleagues on Zoom, driving life milestones such as weddings or graduations at Animal Crossing, Journalist Jin Park notes for Washington Post. The metaverse doesn’t just seem like a realistic option; It will be very useful to us at this moment.”