You must be wondering what it means to live in the Metaverse. or what is the Metaverse? We have selected Basic existential realities and have decided to do give a bit of a breakdown of these ideas. This is to help you get a glimpse of what life is in the Metaverse. These explanations were inspired by different ideas of the Metaverse from different sources, but especially From Neil Stephenson’s Snow Crash.
- Life in the Metaverse is lived by a digital twin called Avatars
- Death is unpluging from the system
- Realities of feelings are yet to be understood
Life in the Metaverse enfolds like in reality. However, Avatars( Digital people) here go about seeking their adventures or fantasies. Many activities happen here, from playing games to exploring new planets, dating, and clubbing. The basic attraction of the Metaverse is that people can be what they want to be without restrictions on reality or the physical world. It is a free digital country. Also, having avatars that take different shapes, sizes, and personalities can boost anyone’s self-esteem. Life in the Metaverse is like living a dream.
The idea of death is not ideal. Since death is one of the harsh realities people are running away from in reality. No one can die in the metaverse. The closest idea of death is that one will be disconnected from their avatars and forced back to reality. In that state, the person will not be allowed to log back in, until a few days when his avatar will be cleared off the system. So when he/she returns, they return with a new avatar. But over time, like all good things, Death will eventually enter paradise.
Since love is a feeling, it may be difficult to programme it into the avatars. However, since the avatar connects all the senses it is possible to feel love. This may take time to be real, but it will come to play. People fall in love from just hearing someone’s voice over the phone. Or seeing someone’s picture. The avatars will have the ability to feel but may take time to do so.
The ideas of the metaverse are still in the development stage. But for sex, it is mostly left for the imagination until the manifestation. Once the avatars can begin to feel love, then it may be possible to have a kind of connection that may create the sensations needed for sex.
Dreams are something no one understands to date. Since the metaverse is a semi-dream made manifest by VR, it is unlikely that the Avatars will have the capacity to dream. Dreaming is consciousness that involves the activity of the physical body.
You can also check out 10 Things, (Ideas) you should know about the Metaverse.