There is much noise about the future of technology and the Metaverse. Educators in VR has invited Jimmy Zhang (JimmyZ), AltspaceVR engineer and developer, to discuss how AltspaceVR works behind the scenes and its place within the metaverse with a two-part series exploring the concept of the metaverse, as it is today and where it is going in the future.
Educators and trainers need to prepare ourselves and our students for the future of the virtual social environment, commonly called the Metaverse. As pioneers, we are setting the standards and infrastructure for that future. Students will need to not only learn Unity, Unreal Engine, and other content creation, virtual world building, UX, and game programming platforms and languages, they need to learn how to manage the architecture upon which the metaverse exists, and how to develop it even further.
JimmyZ is a metaverse engineer working with AltspaceVR since 2015. He manages not only the development and infrastructure of AltspaceVR but also world building, supporting the AltspaceVR community of creatives and creators using Unity and programming to push the boundaries of social VR and education. He has a BS from Yale’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and MS from Stanford in Electrical Engineering. You can catch up with his tutorials and editorials on his YouTube channel and his blog on Medium, as well as his weekly Building the Metaverse events in AltspaceVR.
To help you catch up with the online articles and discussions on the future of the metaverse, here are some resources.
- The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite — MatthewBall.vc
- What Is the Metaverse? – NVIDIA Blog
- The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal
- What Is the Metaverse? – The New York Times
- Future Predictions Of How Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Will Reshape Our Lives
- Zuckerberg Believes the Metaverse Is the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the Tech World
- The Metaverse is Taking Over the Physical World
- What is the metaverse? Microsoft, Facebook want to build next version of the Internet. – The Washington Post
- What is the metaverse, and do I have to care? – The Verge