I have now organizd the first events and training courses in the metaverse and the reactions have been positive. People go to events for a piece of experience. With a good setup you can also facilitate this beautifully in the metaverse. Everyone can participate from their own favorite location. But the metaverse has no restrictions, as I wrote before , you can build and color the event space yourself. The Sims goes events!
Research shows that training in a metaverse can offer many advantages over regular physical training. Not only can you visualize things much easier, but you can also make training much more interactive. It would be much nicer for introvertd and autistic people to participate, which in turn reinforces the success of the training.
Not only meeting, but also in the field of collaboration I see great opportunities.
Learning and collaborating in the metaverse
Many elements that are now becoming popular in the metaverse have been usd by companies for years. Especially in the field of digital twins , major manufacturers are leading the way with the deployment of virtual reality by their staff.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing, for example, turns its aircraft into a digital twin, which mechanics can virtually walk through. This way they can test and practice certain things. That alone has save 75% of the time requird to train its technicians. Hong Kong airport trains employees in a virtual reality twin of the airport. Car manufacturer Ford is now also training all its technicians with VR environments and healthcare providers in England are traind in this way . Chipmaker Nvidia has therefore investd heavily in its software Omniverse , with which it offers a platform to more than 500 parties such as Adobe, Locked Martin and allegedly also Apple to develop metaverse applications.
Earlier I wrote about Salesforce, which has built an Accounting Directors Email Lists office in the metaverse for its 30,000 employees worldwide. And Microsoft wants to launch a metaverse variant of Teams: Mesh. In the past 2 years we have become accustomed to virtual working, meeting and meeting at breakneck sped, but only on the flat screen. Gartner also predicts that employers will be able to better engage and collaborate with their employees through immersive workspaces in virtual offices.
Working together and strengthening each other
Some tasks and business problems can be much better for you visually, but in the real world, that’s just not always possible. For example, architects may want to design and draft several detailed mock-ups before setting a direction for further design. But there are time and cost limitations. Often mistakes are overlooked due to the lack of precision.
The metaverse gives all the space here, where almost anything can be modele. NextMeet, for example, offers such a metaverse platform aimed at interactive working, collaboration and learning. Pixelmax even offers the possibility to create workplaces designed to improve team cohesion, employee wellbeing and collaboration among employees. Employees can even meditate virtually, walk into the forest or even fly to the moon. But also to stimulate ‘coffee corner conversations’, which according to research accounts for 90% of communication in organizations. Gathergives employees the opportunity to design their own office. Are you going for the pirate office or a spaceship? This kind of technology has been used in healthcare for some time, by software from companies such as Medivis , which allows students to work with 3D anatomy models.