Another vision for the metaverse is that you don’t need to create an avatar. Instead, you will see everything from a first-person perspective, giving it an even more immersive feel.
The vision for the metaverse is to create an open world where you can live, explore, and interact, just like in a video game. You could attend virtual concerts and museums, shop, hang out with friends, try sports, explore, and interact in all possible ways.
You will probably be able to buy a digital home for your avatar to live in, and you can furnish it however you want to. The opportunity for retail and commerce is endless in the metaverse. It could also offer great opportunities for remote work. There will likely be some digital currency to drive the virtual economy in the metaverse.
But at the end of the day, entertainment and leisure will probably be the driving force for visiting the metaverse daily. In different themed metaverses, you could travel in time and explore other eras. Only the imagination is the limit for what’s possible in the metaverse.
There are already several attempts to create metaverse-like environments. One early example is the game Second Life: where you make an avatar to socialize and interact in a virtual world. Several studios are trying to build their version of the metaverse. Maybe this is where we will end up, with many metaverses and not just a single open world for everyone. That means there will not be one metaverse but a multiverse of metaverses. These will probably all have different themes.