In the early days of social media, I was fascinated by the idea of interacting with others, posting videos, images, sharing locations, and much more. And now, we are talking about the Metaverse.
Indeed, technology never seems to stop surprising us.
I also remember back in 2018 I watched Steven Spielberg’s film “Ready Player One” thinking: “Jeez, this VR thing can go really beyond imagination”. It was scary and at the same time fascinating. Little did I know that in just two years, the movie’s concept would start to become reality.
Of course, the idea of virtual reality itself was not new. But most of us did not expect that one of the biggest tech companies in the world would bring this to the mainstream so quickly.
Facebook became Meta, and now we have closer access than ever to the world Spielberg presented in his film (although not with the resourceless, waterless world).
So, if you haven’t seen this movie yet, I truly recommend it. This article can even wait for you. Go, watch it and come back – you will see in a practical way how the Metaverse can be awesome, frightening, and also a huge world of limitless possibilities.
If you watched, let’s explore what’s going to happen in 2022 and see whether Spielberg was right in his predictions.
We are already investing in Meta
Since Zuckerberg announced the transition to Meta, the topic hasn’t stopped being talked about.
Meta is already changing the game in a race that hasn’t even started yet. The power of technology is fast and resilient. Of course, the whole world is already warming up its engines to be a part of the competition.
However, some companies have always believed in a digital world with digital values. Companies and users who have already adopted virtual assets and have warned everyone for a while: “trust the digital revolution – it’s here and it’s coming”.
And if you are reading this, you are probably one step ahead in the race because you are one of them. Yes, we are talking about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
With digital assets, this universe and its residents are already investing and spreading the word of transformation. And now, when there’ll be a complete universe based on virtual things, digital assets will be the key to unlocking what you want and need to survive in it.
Let’s think about this logic for a second:
You live in a digital world where everything (goods, real estate, supplies, etc) is in a digital form, where regular governments do not have the same hold on it, and every user can offer what they have directly to another one.
Does it ring any bells?
Not only are we talking about the blockchain premises but we are talking about the new sensation of this realm: the NFTs. Essentially, the metaverse is moving closer to NFTs, as everything needs to be sold, bought, and traded in this, shall we say, new economic system.
You will certainly achieve your goals faster in the Metaverse if you start investing in it now. NFTs are going to be what you need to buy – and cryptocurrencies probably are going to be how you’ll buy them.
What’s next for Metaverse in 2022?
As previously mentioned, there are high chances that this year will be an explosive year for NFTs and an advanced episode for the Metaverse.
Just take for instance what Samsung just did: they created an online experience called “My House” where you’ll be able to decorate a virtual home (hello, Metaverse!), with appliances and products in Zepeto, a Korean’s virtual world.
Yungwoong Kwon, manager of Samsung Electronics’ global marketing center, said:
“My House provides users with a chance to become familiar with Samsung’s products and experience ways to improve and customize their homes”.
Another exciting piece of news at the beginning of this year was the New Year’s letter from the president of Square Enix, Final Fantasy’s publisher.
In the letter’s content, Yosuke Matsuda shared that metaverse, NFTs, blockchain games, and digital token-based economies are “here to stay” and also showed support for these emerging technologies, elucidating that this could be one of the company’s areas of investment for 2022.
Matsuda also stated:
“2021 is not only ‘Metaverse: Year One’ but also ‘NFTs: Year One’ given that it was a year in which NFTs were met with a great deal of enthusiasm.”
CNBC, financial news portal, added that:
“2022 is poised to be the biggest year yet for “the metaverse,” as Facebook parent Meta, Apple, Microsoft and Google gear up to release new hardware products and software services in what so far has been a niche market for early adopters”
Crunchbase released an article sharing that “$10 billion in venture funding is going toward the concept of the Metaverse already this year and high-profile bets by Big Tech players”. However, “those in the industry say much more capital is poised to flow toward startups working to bring truly interactive virtual worlds to life”.
According to Crunchbase, the scenario for venture funding is already like this:
- Gaming: about $7.5 billion (382 rounds)
- Online Games: about $2.5 billion (110 rounds)
- Augmented Reality: about $2.1 billion (176 rounds)
- Virtual world: $62.8 million (9 rounds)
The intention of most investors seeking a spot in the sun is to invest in crypto and blockchain precisely because of what we already discussed in this article: in the new digital age, digital goods and the means to purchase them will be essential.
Similarly, the cited article emphasizes that blockchain technology might also enable users to maintain a consistent identity throughout the metaverse. As an example, a person could have a consistent identity while traveling from the Roblox universe into the Fortnite universe.
Congrats, you’re a visionary!
We, crypto investors, are already inserted in this new universe because we all believe in the digital revolution.
You can easily consider yourself a visionary because you already saw what many haven’t seen yet: an upgraded new world of possibilities inside virtual reality.
We have to remember that a lot of people are still afraid and unsure about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general and on the contrary we are betting on them. Considering that stakes are high, that’s what visionaries do: they see a possibility and they don’t shy away from it – they go towards it.
And we are doing it with one of the most revolutionary ecosystems there is, where everything is connected and completely inserted in those new possibilities.
Klever is just about to launch its NFT Marketplace, has its own blockchain and our very own crypto KLV – not to mention our Wallet, Exchange, and everything else that we did and will still do.
I mean, if that’s not seeing beyond, I really don’t know what it is.
So, even if all of this does not follow exactly what we expected (which seems unlikely), we can say we saw a game-changing chapter of the technology unfold right before our eyes and that we participated actively in it with a pro ecosystem.
This brings us not only a unique experience but also a great investor mindset that will lead us to more success in the future.
So, be Klever, and let’s watch the revolution happen together and in the front seat.
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Disclaimer: This is not a financial advice. Do your own research. Consult a professional investment advisor before making any investment decisions.