The concept of the metaverse, which has been brought to the forefront by billions of dollars in investment initiatives by companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Roblox, and Epic, is seen as the next phase in the evolution of the world wide web. Companies searching for new ways to benefit from technology have created the metaverse, a fictitious place that anyone may enter over the internet.
What is Metaverse?
The word metaverse is a new concept derived from the combination of the meanings of the words ‘meta’ (beyond) and ‘universe’ (universe). Metaverse is a collective virtual universe where all virtual worlds, augmented reality and the internet are used together.
The virtual universe, or metaverse, is a huge digital realm seen by specialists as the internet of the future. People can purchase land in this realm, create NFT exhibits, sell digital material they create or engage in games developed for this virtual environment via virtual reality glasses. People may work, navigate, and engage with other people by playing games in which are immersed via Metaverse.
Many world-famous companies are investing in the universe of Metaverse. Facebook, Nike, Nvidia, Morgan Stanley, Immersion Roblox, Auto, and Unity are the leading names of these companies.
What Are the Metaverse 2022 Trends?
Metaverse’s fame is growing especially with the help of various major businesses, including Facebook. With only a few days till 2022, it is predicted that Metaverse projects would be one of the most contentious investment subjects in the future.
- Using Coins in Metaverse Universe
Metaverse coins are one of the most talked-about topics in the Crypto world lately. It is estimated that the interest of large companies in metaverse projects will continue in 2022. It has been announced that nearly 100 coin projects will be realized in 2022, leading the major metaverse coin projects such as AXS, MANA, and SAND.
For example, Axie Infinity, a BlockChain-based Metaverse game founded in Vietnam in 2018, uses AXS within the game. AXS, one of the first cryptocurrencies used in the metaverse universe, may take its place in the portfolios of investors in 2022, considering trend rises and developments in the metaverse world.
To set another example, Sandbox, an Ethereum BlockChain-based gaming platform created by the gaming company Pixowl in 2011, uses the SAND coin within its platform. Sandbox, in; We can design games, participate in NFT exhibitions, interact with other people. Sandbox is also one of the organizations with the highest number of NFT sales on OpenSea. SAND Coin, which displayed a very active graphic in the last months of 2021, is expected to be on the rise in 2022.
Recently, The Sandbox announced that it has partnered with Snoop Dogg recently. Known for his support of NFTs, American rapper Snoop Dogg will build a virtual mansion in the Sandbox metaverse universe in 2022.
2. Beauty Industry Will Enter Metaverse
Cosmetics Business, the most followed cosmetics magazine in its field, recently published the beauty trends that will shape the sector in 2022. Many cosmetic brands, especially veteran brands such as Beiersdorf, L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, NARS Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Shiseido, Holition, and Dior Beuty, will sell make-up materials for 3D avatars and will develop NFTs on online platforms and games in 2022.
3. Disney Will Move Into Metaverse
Disney, the producer of many successful animated films and the creator of famous cartoon figures such as Mickey Mouse, is preparing to move into the metaverse universe. CEO Bob Chapek recently hinted that they are working on launching the Disney Metaverse. Chapek said it will unlock “limitless potential” for the metaverse to enhance the entertainment experience for both the physical and digital worlds.
Although the details of the project have not been announced yet, studies are ongoing on the idea that Disney will establish its own Metaverse and people can interactively participate in iconic animations such as Up and Cars in this universe. It is among the predictions that the works will gain speed in 2022.
4. Intel Will Enter Metaverse
Intel, a technology company based in California’s Silicon Valley, is poised to enter the Metaverse realm. The company, which thinks that the infrastructure is insufficient for now, said that they are working on new software and updates. The company, which thinks that the existing infrastructure is insufficient to implement the Ready Player One concept, announced that it will continue its work in 2022.
5. H&M Opened A Store in Metaverse Universe
H&M, an international retail clothing company based in Stockholm and operating in the ready-to-wear industry, will be the first retail clothing store in the metaverse universe. H&M, which opened its first virtual store in the city of “CEEK” created on Metaverse, the virtual universe, provides its customers with the opportunity to shop on Metaverse. Ceek Coins will be used to shop at H&M’s Metaverse Store. In 2022, it is planned to develop the H&M store chain within this universe with projects to be made with famous singers and brands.
Although we are still in the early stages of projects and infrastructure, the Metaverse world is the only way to go. The Metaverse universe, which first appeared in our lives with Neal Stephenson’s novel “Snow Crash,” seems to be expanding and developing in 2022. There is no question that the metaverse will redefine reality, assuming that hardware and energy technologies are adequate.