The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to fostering innovation through open source, has announced the launch of the Open Metaverse Foundation with the aim of providing a space for collaboration to achieve a virtual world. Inclusive, global, scalable, and works with standardized and open technologies independent of any company.
Metaverse was the trendy concept in the tech sector last year. Since Mark Zuckerberg announced the strategic commitment of his social network, which included a name change from Facebook to Meta, the concept has gone viral and companies large and small have announced plans to jump on a bandwagon that will become the next great communication tool. The platform promises to be World Wide Web scale.
However, as much as Zuckerberg wants to be the “King” of the Metaverse, A project of such massive dimensions would be the work of many and would involve the entire technology industry., Intel already warned that we would need to increase the current computing power by 1000 to make this possible. And this is just one part of the puzzle that requires realistic representations of people and environments, and no less advances in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and many other fields.
And that is, there is not even a common and concrete definition of the metaverse beyond virtual reality, augmented reality, avatars and shared virtual spaces using the Internet, as first defined by Neal Stephenson in the science fiction novel . snow crash,
Open Metaverse Foundation: The Open Metaverse
The metaverse is very green, but it’s convenient to craft a future so no one can usurp it. With that idea in mind, the Linux Foundation proposes to create a collaborative framework that garners a strong community of developers, engineers, academics, and thought leaders to solve the enormous challenges of building it through open source software and standards. able to do. Portability and Interoperability to be achieved Inclusive and global virtual world that benefits any individual or industry,
via Open Metaverse Foundation “We will work together to discuss, identify and build on the building blocks to turn the emerging concept of the Metaverse into reality”, To begin with, eight ‘Foundational Interest Groups’ (FIGs) have been established on what are seen as key issues:
- digital assets
- simulation and virtual world
- artificial intelligence
- security and privacy
- legal and political
These FIGs provide unique resources and platforms to identify new ideas, get work done, and engage new collaborators. They consist of members of specific disciplines committed to advancing scalable projects or technologies within their discipline, as well as ensuring code ownership of each identifiable subset of projects. work is hard And this includes back-end services; Standards; Things like digital ID representations for users and objects; Receipts for testing and trading or communication with other worlds so users can come and go without breaking the immersive experience.
“We are still in the early days of envisioning an open metaverse, and we recognize that many open-source communities and foundations are working on important pieces of this interactive puzzle”Royal O’Brien, CEO of OMF, explained. “While the challenges may seem daunting, I am excited by the opportunities to collaborate with a broader global community to put these pieces together as we turn this vision into a reality” Explain
really, Metaverse should work with standardized and open technologies Independent of a specific company and support of the whole industry if one day we want to achieve inclusive and global virtual world and end up in another big failure as related concepts (not the same) like virtual reality.