A few months ago, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, drew a lot of attention when he cataloged the metaverse What “a poorly made video game”, and the recent financial problems of Meta, seem to endorse the capsizing of the concept… except for Nokia. The Finnish company that during the 2000s was synonymous with cell phones, is alive and well and, for its executives, the metaverse is still the mid-term future.
As part of a report published in spokesman.comLast week, Nishant Batra, Nokia’s head of strategy and technology, was so convinced of the above that predicted the death of the smartphone before 2030, a device that will be replaced by virtual reality glasses or augmented reality.
“We believe that this device [el smartphone] will be surpassed by a metaverse experience for the second half of the decade”
Of course, the current bulky virtual reality glasses will have to be supplanted by more personalized equipment, since “Mass adoption of the technology from both the corporate and consumer sides will be critical for it to really take off, and this will also depend on the availability of affordable, ergonomic and wireless VR and AR devices”.
“By 2030, Nokia sees a 6G world that brings with it advanced technologysuch as computer vision, biosensors, digital twins, and immersive virtual and augmented reality”described Spokesman.com.
What is the metaverse?
The metaverse is, broadly speaking, the virtual world in which we will supposedly live in the coming decades, an old concept that gained relevance as a result of the pandemic, to the extent that companies such as Apple, Meta or Xiaomi bet part of it. Her future.
“It is an extension of AR and VR with potential for real-time data collection from different parts of the internet”explained the Southern Methodist University professor and director of the AT&T Center for Virtualization.
The first big bet on the metaverse seems to have failed before the end of the pandemic, bringing with it massive layoffs within Meta (which, by the way, used to be called Facebook), but companies like Sony and Apple seem to remain committed to it, the first with its successful PlayStation VR -which will have a successor coming soon- and the second with the development of a mixed reality headset that should be ready next year.