VR being the focus for 2024 after AI in 2023?

VR being the focus for 2024 after AI in 2023?

In our previous exploration of Apple's Vision Pro, we delved into its seamless integration of VR & AR technologies. While Vision Pro has been a game-changer in immersive experiences, a compelling question arises…

#1 Did it inspire Mark Zuckerberg's team at Meta to develop their photorealistic avatars?

#2 And what does this mean for the future of the Metaverse?

As we have seen it… With its state-of-the-art scanning for FaceTime calls, Apple's Vision Pro has undoubtedly set a benchmark in the tech industry. Its precision, detail, and realism have been unparalleled, making virtual interactions almost tangible. This innovation might have set the wheels for other tech giants to explore and enhance their virtual offerings.

And that leads us to…

A recent conversation between Lex Fridman and Mark Zuckerberg revealed the groundbreaking progress Meta has made in creating hyper-realistic avatars, promising to elevate the user experience in the Metaverse to unprecedented levels.

Meet Meta’s Hyper-Realistic Avatars

Instead of cartoonish, pixelated avatars, Meta's innovative technology is creating photorealistic avatars, enabling an interaction in the Metaverse that's so real. These avatars mirror us, capturing our unique quirks, expressions, and even the tiniest freckles. But it's not just about looking real. It's about feeling real. Isn’t this the very essence of human connection?

What makes this development even more exciting is…

Users, despite being physically apart, can feel a profound sense of togetherness, experiencing emotions and conversations as if they are sharing the same physical space. This sense of presence is not just about being seen; it’s about participating, interacting, and connecting on a deeply human level, transcending the limitations of geographical boundaries.

Meta’s goal is to streamline the currently lengthy scanning procedure to a quick, efficient process using cell phones, democratizing access to high-quality, immersive avatars.

While Apple's Vision Pro has been a harmonious blend of VR and AR, Meta's Quest Pro & 3 predominantly focuses on VR. However, Mark Zuckerberg's revelation in the interview about working on features that allow the headset to interact with the real world indicates a shift.

The Metaverse Impact?

The synergy of Vision Pro's capabilities and Meta's photorealistic avatars is set to redefine the Metaverse. As these technologies converge, the Metaverse will transition from a digital escape to an extension of our reality – opening up a world of shared experiences, activities, and a new dimension of social interaction.

Users will not only interact but will feel, connect, and experience the virtual world with unparalleled realism. This evolution signifies a Metaverse that's more accessible, relatable, and intertwined with our daily lives.

To conclude, innovations seem to inspire each other in the dynamic realm of tech. With tech giants like Apple and Meta innovating on ARs and VRs, the Metaverse is on the brink of a transformative era. These promising experiences blur the boundaries between the virtual and the real.

A ‘food for thought’ for you…

What would be your prediction for 2024?

P.S: Stay tuned to Consortium21 for more insights and updates about Web3 space as we explore the innovations shaping our digital future.

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