A group of 36 tech giants joined hands to create standards for the metaverse; but some familiar names like Apple are missing.
- Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games and others team up to create metaverse standards.
- Apple, Roblox and other reputed tech industry players were not included.
- Unified and interconnected Metaverse?
A group of reputable technology companies and organizations are joining forces to create standards for the metaverse.
The initiative “Metaverse Standards Forum”aims to foster open and interoperable standards for augmented and virtual reality, geospatial and 3D technology, and is backed by high-level industry players such as Meta (before Facebook ) , Microsoft, Epic Games, Adobe, NVIDIA, Sony, Unity and others.
Backed by more than 30 leading companies in the technology industry, the forum still has a few important absences. For example, Apple, Niantic, Roblox y Snapchat who are also creating products of “ metaverso “The consumer-focused initiatives are not included as members in the initiative, although they may well join at a later date.
El Metaverse a metaverse is a digital universe that contains all the aspects of the real world, such as real-time interactions and economies. It offers a unique experience to end-users. Standards Forum is free to join and more members could join throughout 2022 as the group prepares to go live. The first meeting of the forum is expected to be held later this year.
Universal standards for the metaverse
According to a press release Tuesday,Metaverse Standards Forum will focus on ” pragmatic action-based projects “such as hackathon programs, prototyping, and open source tools to support the opposite of Resistance, it is a threshold that crypto’s price doesn’t fall below. common standards.
He is also interested in developing a ” consistent terminology “for the space, where many players and spokespeople can’t even agree on which es a “metaverse,” as he put it The Verge .
“ Industry leaders have stated that the potential of the metaverse will be best realized if it is built on a foundation of open standards. “, says the group in a press release. “ Building an open and inclusive metaverse on a pervasive scale will require a constellation of open standards for interoperability. ”.
The forum, organized by the Khronos Group He emphasized his interest in exploring where the lack of interoperability blockchain interoperability, or cross-chain interoperability, is the ability to see and share information across multiple blockchains. is holding back the implementation of the metaverse and how the work of the standards development organizations (SDOs) that define and develop the necessary standards can be coordinated and accelerated. Neil Trevett, president of Khronos he also commented along these lines:
The metaverse will bring together diverse technologies, requiring a constellation of interoperability standards, created and maintained by many standards organizations. The Metaverse Standards Forum is a unique venue for coordination between standards organizations and industry, with a mission to foster the pragmatic and timely standardization that will be essential for an open and inclusive metaverse.
Unified and interconnected Metaverse?
Originating in the science fiction literature of the 1990s, the term metaverse refers to the convergence of physical and virtual worlds in an online space. In general, it is used to indicate virtual worlds, which take advantage of developments such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).
As a review The Verge In the metaverse, many of the metaverse subfields already have standards bodies, some of which have joined the Metaverse Standards Forum .
For example, Khronos Group, a non-profit consortium working on AR/VR, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more, has already attempted to establish a standard for virtual reality APIs. in 2016, when it launched a Standards Initiative virtual reality that included companies like Google, NVIDIA, Epic Games y Oculus which is now part of Meta as you remember Tech Crunch .
The Verge explains that open standards not necessarily mean that companies will create “the metaverse” as an interconnected space. as the World Wide Web. Open standards could simply make it easier for developers to create the same content for different platforms or for users to export data from one service to another.
However, the forum suggests an interest in formalising the development of the ” metaverso “as a unified field. And it suggests which companies are most interested in creating accepted standards for it, or at least, which ones want to be perceived as compatible with these standards.
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Article by Hannah Estefania Perez / DiarioBitcoin
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