Decentraland is an open source 3D virtual world platform. Users may buy virtual plots of land in the platform as NFTs via the MANA cryptocurrency. It was opened to the public in February 2020, and is overseen by the nonprofit Decentraland Foundation
According to Wikipedia, Extended reality (XR) is a term referring to all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables, where the ‘X’ represents a variable for any current or future spatial computing technologies. References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_reality
gLTF (Graphics Language Transmission Format ) is an open standard and file formate for three dimensional scenes and objects. It is developed by Khronos Group. This format is used by Oculus(Meta) and Microsoft and it seems to become a common format for Metaverse Computing. Also, glTF is compatible by WebGL
Immersion is a phenomenon experienced by an individual when they are in a state of deep mental involvement in which their cognitive processes (with or without sensory stimulation) cause a shift in their attentional state such that one may experience disassociation from the awareness of the physical world Definition Source: Agrawal, S., Simon, A., Bech, … Read moreImmersion
Gartner defines a metaverse as a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. It is persistent, providing enhanced immersive experiences, as well as device independent and accessible through any type of device, from tablets to head-mounted displays.
userbase of the metaverse Entry Submitter: Mohd Sameen Chishti
“the subjective experience that a virtual object is situated in the real world” Source: Borg, M., Johansen, S. S., Thomsen, D. L., & Kraus, M. (2012, July). Practical implementation of a graphics turing test. In International Symposium on Visual Computing (pp. 305-313). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
According to Ralph(1976), places are defined by three competencies: Physical setting Activities afforded by the place Meanings attributed to the place Relph, E. (1976) Place and Placelessness, London: Pion Books
I. “The psychological sense of being in a virtual environment” II. “extent to which a person’s cognitive and perceptual systems are tricked into believing they are somewhere other than their physical location” III.The subjective experience of being in one place or environment, even when one is physically situated in another” References : 1.Slater, M., Usoh, … Read morePresence
Roblox is a free-to-play online game platform. It allows users to program games and play games created by other users. By using Roblox Studio, users made millions of games for this platform (1). And Brands such as Nike used this platform to create their own virtual world.