The Top 3 Anticipated Metaverse Trends for the Coming Year

The metaverse is the trending topic these days. We hear it on the news daily, often with articles that seem to boggle minds with perplexing vocabulary, yet they bring new concepts to life we once thought impossible. This week we’ll discuss metaverse trends we predict for 2023 to assist you in staying ahead of the curve and in the know. 

Before we begin, let’s dissect the misconception that everyone knows the ins and outs of the metaverse. During a conversation, there may be times when you feel you are the only one that’s not quite grasping the metaverse topic. We’re here to ease your mind and let you know you aren’t in the minority. Tyler Moebius, CEO of SmartMedia Technologies, describes it best. He states, “If you were to compare the metaverse to internet phases, currently the metaverse is the dial-up/Palm Pilot phase.” The metaverse is still in the very beginning stages, there’s a lot we don’t know, so it’s common to feel some degree of uncertainty.

In a recent survey, 31% of respondents have never heard of the metaverse before, 31% heard of but aren’t familiar with the topic, 24% considered themselves somewhat familiar, and the smallest percentage, 14% of respondents were very familiar with the metaverse. Now that you can breathe a sigh of relief for not being a metaverse expert, let’s bring you up to speed so you can educate yourself and your peers at your next networking event! (Perhaps Datacloud USA in Austin, TX where members of our 165 Halsey team will be in attendance!) 

Here’s What We Expect to Trend Next:
Cloud Computing

The demands of the metaverse are far greater than the tools we have today. Generally speaking, the metaverse will not be successful without significant cloud improvements. A seamless experience for all users from start to finish across the globe is beyond challenging, but a necessary feat. For example, if a company wants to manage its own metaverse, they need a cloud provider that can handle the demands without outages and downtime. The answers won’t come overnight, but we anticipate many strides in 2023. 

Metaverse Avatars

Metaverse avatars have been in existence for quite some time, but we see more sophisticated, advanced, photorealistic avatars making their way into the business world. For example, Microsoft is doing just this by utilizing AI technology. What once originated as a 3D avatar in 2021 has continued to evolve over the years. They aim to bring your ‘physical presence’ into the chat even when your camera is not on. Picture this: you can grab a quick bite to eat at your desk and be off camera, but your very photorealistic avatar is on camera representing you. More advances on this are coming in 2023! 

Retailers and Marketers To Integrate AR In The Metaverse for Sales

Organizations will continue to distinguish themselves from others with a “try before you buy” service as a competitive advantage. Creating a more immersive experience in the metaverse allows prospects to have a unique experience in the sales funnel and, ultimately, convert more of these prospects into paying customers. What does this mean for data centers and remote hands? The possibilities are truly endless. 

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