Recently, the term metaverse has been widely circulated, as it was considered the future for various areas of life. But what is metaverse? And how will it change the stereotypical work image that we know? Metaverse is a shared decentralized virtual world, created through the convergence of enhanced physical and digital reality, as it relies on many technologies, the most important of which are extended reality, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and others. People can be in this world to work, play, learn, or communicate. Metaverse is also the new version of the Internet in its three-dimensional form
Among the most important cases that focus on presenting in Metaverse are employee education and development, meetings and conferences, in addition to the digital version. Through this, we find that Metaverse offers many opportunities for companies and employees to significantly improve their work. Where employees can attend business meetings in an environment where all employees interact in a world that allows them to share ideas and express them. In addition to the ability to host and attend various conferences and exhibitions, and the ability of all attendees to be present and interact
Despite the distances and experiencing the experience in its full dimensions. Also conducting personal interviews, following up on the candidate’s reaction, and measuring his ability to excel and innovate
The most important areas that Metaverse will improve the work experience in:
Health: Health practitioners can cooperate with their colleagues to perform surgeries in the Metaverse, as by being in this environment it will be easier for them to make decisions and follow up on complications more easily. Also, the doctor’s ability to conduct a medical examination and follow up on patients’ condition by obtaining information from a digital profile that reflects the patient’s full condition.
Education: Students and teachers can interact in virtual learning environments that simulate reality or provide new experiences, such as training in specific skills or learning about different cultures. In addition to the teacher’s ability to attract the student’s attention with this unconventional experience and encourage him to learn, which in turn affects his educational level
Trade: Consumers and sellers can make purchases and sales in Metaverse, whether it is for physical goods or for digital character, such as clothing, furniture, or art. Companies can also use metaverses to show their products or services in innovative and attractive ways
Entertainment: Hosting the world’s biggest events without facing the geographic challenges that both organizers face
And many other areas in which Metaverse will radically improve the work experience. However, the future of working in Metaverse is not without many challenges and hardships. Where some believe that being in the metaverse may lead to widespread feelings of tension and isolation among employees who may lack social communication, in addition, security and privacy issues are among the issues that must be dealt with seriously in this new world.
The value of metaverses is expected to exceed $5 trillion by 2030. It is expected that the average internet user will spend up to six hours a day in metaverse experiences by 2030. Metaverses are sure to greatly influence the future of work and bring with it radical shifts in the nature of business , communication, and collaboration. However, the need will rise for the presence of many unprecedented functions that meet the needs of companies present in the metaverse. There will certainly be new opportunities and challenges that require innovation to adapt to this new digital world. And our role lies in adopting this technology to overcome all its challenges so that we can, through Metaverse, revolutionize work and create an integrated work environment that has no limits.
It was written by: Ghaida Al-Bakri, Omran Al-Saedi