One of the most powerful people in science and technology believes that the meta-universe—a term for a series of interconnected, persistent, and economically self-sufficient virtual worlds—is in sight.
As one of the most exciting use cases for blockchain and NFT, enthusiasts inspired by Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” have long wanted to build a VR (virtual reality)/AR( Augmented reality) world. However, now, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang believes that the technology to achieve this goal is all around us.
At the virtual Computex conference, Huang said that he “believes that we are on the cusp of meta-universe” and praised its potential. According to the Q&A records between him and reporters, he even said that users will one day use meta-universe to “simulate the future” “. He said: “There will be an AR version. The art you own is a digital art. You use NFT to own it. You will show that beautiful art, which is unique and completely digital. You can either wear us You can see that it is there, completely shining, and it belongs to you. We will see this kind of coverage, if you want, a meta-universe will cover and enter our physical world. “
He pointed out that Nvidia is already using the VR version of Nvidia’s new office building to test these theories. Nvidia calls this building “Voyager”. Among the world’s largest GPU manufacturers, Nvidia uses supercomputers to “simulate architecture” for Voyager to help design and improve eco-efficiency. Eventually, the company will allow employees to wear VR headsets at home to participate in work and control robots to move in physical office spaces. , This is a VR/physical workplace hybrid.
“This building exists entirely in VR. We design it entirely digitally. We have to build it, so in VR there will be a digital “twin” like this physical building. We will be able to simulate everything, Train our robots in it. We can simulate how best to distribute air conditioning to reduce energy consumption […] We can simulate all of this in our digital “twin”, our architectural meta-universe, and then Deploy anything in the physical world. We will be able to use VR and AR to enter and leave it.”
Huang is not the only CEO who has expressed opinions on NFT and Metaverse recently, but he is certainly the most optimistic one. In January of this year, Tim Sweeney, the founder of Fortnite, said that NFTs are the most “credible” way to achieve an effective meta-universe, but they are still “speculative activities.”
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