A lot has changed about how we work, and most people have no choice but to transition to working from home. But even before the pandemic, an increasing number of people bid goodbye to their onerous commute to become freelancers and telecommuters. Thanks to ever-evolving technologies such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Facetime, Google Meet, Slack, and cloud computing, it’s no longer necessary to be in an office to be productive. In fact, most tasks can be done just as effectively from home.
The Metaverse: It’s yet another buzzword that emerged in 2021. But how much of it is hype and how much of it is the real deal? With some of today’s largest companies investing billions into the concept, proponents argue it’s the future of how we’ll interact online. Other more skeptical observers argue it’s a passing fad, or that the metaverse is already here.
In this introduction, we’ll explore the metaverse from all angles to separate the hype from reality.