The Brazilian university USP will carry out academic research in the metaverse

The Brazilian university USP will carry out academic research in the metaverse

According to USP, research focused on the metaverse will be carried out by research groups interested in 3D modeling, psychology and human behavior, and the effectiveness of virtual and augmented reality devices. These research areas will be evaluated in the context of the metaverse to understand how the new virtual world affects user interactions.

USP professor Marcos A. Simplicio Jr. highlighted that this is the first time that USP has received a non-fungible token (NFT) through an association. The token in question is rare terrain in the USM Metaverse, which is being built in collaboration with other universities.

“USP is the first university in Latin America to have a partnership with USM to support the construction of its metaverse”, Simplicius said.

The association will initially have the collaboration of researchers who come from an existing agreement called the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), which is sponsored by Ripple.

As Cointelegraph reported, opportunities involving the metaverse were discussed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which concluded on Thursday. Specifically, the panel titled “The Possibilities of the Metaverse” explored how metaverse technologies can be used to enhance children’s learning. Participating on the panel were Philip Rosedale, co-founder of High Fidelity; Pascal Kaufmann, founder of the Mindfire Foundation; Peggy Johnson, CEO of Magic Leap; Hoda AlKhzaimi, Associate Research Professor, New York University, Abu Dhabi; and Edward Lewin, vice president of the Lego Group.

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“One in three people who use the Internet are young people and children, so I would focus on building from the perspective of children, since they are the future users”, Lewin said during the roundtable.

The University of Sao Paulo and the United States of Mars (USM), which has recently changed its name to Radio Caca, have announced an agreement that aims to promote research on the technical, economic and legal aspects of the metaverse.

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