Louis Rosenberg is the CEO of Unanimous AI, chief scientist of the Responsible Metaverse Alliance, and global technology adviser to the XR Safety Initiative. He published an interesting article on what the Metaverse will actually look like compared to all the hype that has permeated the past year.
Rosenberg has been in tech dealing with virtual reality and mixed reality for several decades. He writes:
It’s now 30 years later, and VR systems are profoundly cheaper, smaller, lighter, and better. And yet, the same barriers exist. People don’t like to be cut off from reality for extended periods. Sure, VR is great for short-duration activities, like gaming, shopping, and exercise, but it isn’t going to become the computing platform that most people spend their days in. At least, not for a very long time.
You can read the full article on Barron’s, it’s worth a read if you are interested in AR/XR/VR etc…