Some of the technologies behind the Metaverse, as we defined it in our previous article, are not particularly new. However, since the Facebook (Meta) announcements in September 2021, many people have had an uneasy feeling: either the Metaverse is indeed something completely new, or else it’s simply a re-packaging of a set of technologies that have been under development for several decades.
Exactly 20 years ago, without knowing it, I was about to contribute modestly to 2 of the 6 bricks of the Metaverse: I was finishing my studies as a telecom engineer and on March 6, 2002, I was starting my internship at the Australian National University where I was going to explore the frontiers of Virtual Reality, which already fascinated me at the time. Since then, my common thread has never ceased to be intimately linked to things digital.
They’re a straightforward way to interpret the current new situation, in which knowledge is everywhere and is produced by multiple competing sources: knowledge is becoming a commodity. The capacity to produce it the ability to store it in large volume are no longer differentiators of company performance.
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