In 2021 the metaverse grew by 500 billion dollars.
By 2023 there will be roughly 1.7 billion metaverse users.
By 2030, this space is destined to become one of the most profitable experiences in the world.
The metaverse continues to be one of the most innovative and requested new technologies by many people around the world today. That is why it is fully implanted in universities, with IE University Y Elysium Venturesa technology investment fund based in Silicon ValleySan Francisco, United States, which have signed a strategic agreement to create the Metaverse Centerthe first research and innovation center on the metaverse.
As many expect, the metaverse is destined to become one of the most profitable experiences in the world, exploiting by 2030 a value five times greater than it represents now in 2022. Given that, experts from Bloomberg Intelligence and The Confidential point out that the big technology companies who have begun to venture into the different metaverses will manage to boost the industry to unimaginable levels.
For its part, the same report Bloomberg Intelligence noted that, during 2021 the value of the metaverse as a whole amounted to approximately US$500 million, yet its value is expected to increase fivefold by 2030.
Other study of BCG and Mordor Intelligencedetails that the global size of the metaverse market is estimated to be around to 59 billion US dollars in 2021 and continue to grow until it touches the threshold of 300 billion in 2024.
The first research center of the metaverse
In order to anticipate the new digital dimension, the IE Universityin Spain, and the technology investment fund Elysium Venturesin United States, agreed to create the first metaverse research and innovation center: the Metaverse Center.
It was learned that this center has physical headquarters in IE School of Science and Technology and virtual on the internet and the metaverse, works to anticipate and innovate in the new digital dimension and is part of the Impact Xcelerator of IE University.
They also explain that the center’s projects and laboratories will accelerate high-impact research focused on technical, human behavior and regulatory aspects of the metaverse, since it will collaborate with internationally renowned universities, companies, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and government institutions.
as well IE Universityvia IE School of Science and Technology and the IE Foundation, will promote research in this new digital environment, organize specialized meetings, offer immersive experiences and training opportunities for students.
“The metaverse is an extension of cyberspace as we know it. Like the Internet, but with social and gaming aspects for an evolution of our Internet. We are living in a time where we will spend more time moving between real and virtual persistent worlds.” warns the dean of IE School of Science and Technology in IE UniversityIklaq Shidu.
The implementation of the metaverse is something that is not only encouraging many brands and other technology companies to join these projects, because as we can see, it is also reaching the educational field. This center is not the only one that has currently been formed around the theme of the metaverse, since in June the Metaverse Standards Forum an oversight group that seeks to promote open interoperability and make it easier for developers to create apps, tools, and features for all available platforms.
The aforementioned group is led by the Khronos Group, a non-profit consortium working on AR/VR, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it already has the participation of technology brands such as: Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games, Adobe, NVIDIA, Sony and Unity.
These new technologies are increasingly added to our daily lives, which is why many prefer that this digital world begin to be regulated so that they can live in it in a calm way.
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