The Metaverse is the future of the internet and while Mark Zuckerberg is planning to dominate this space , as this became pretty obvious by first changing Facebook’s name to Meta to the launche of several projects. Something is brewing on the other side of the planet that could completely derail his plans.
Last year Morgan Stanley wrote a note to its investors that China’s metaverse on its own could grow to become a 8 trillion dollar industry.
In the past year alone more than a thousand companies including heavyweights such as Alibaba and Tencent have applied for over 10 000 Metaverse related trademarks, not to mention that even the Chinese government has formed the Metaverse industry committee.
In the future we’re going to see a major battle between the United states and China on who can build the future of the internet . However, china has an incredible advantage that no one else in the world does as it’s currently building the world’s first 6G network, and this could be the game changer that allows china to dominate the future of our internet.
Let’s break it all down in this article, now what exactly is the Metaverse and how will look like the future of the internet.
In the future your internet experience is going to be more immersive than ever before VR can create an entire virtual world that you can enter with a headset but AR (augmented reality) is something that brings the virtual world into your world.
There’s no absolute answer to what the Metaverse is going to be like but what we do know is that it’s going to merge our real lives and the internet completely together and of course with all the money being involved it’s going to be massive.
Creating a Metaverse is currently Facebook’s number one priority , as they plan on spending tens of billions of dollars developing it in the upcoming year
However, despite all the talk of the metaverse in western countries, China has been seemingly missing from the entire conversation. As you probably already know companies like Meta have almost no presence in china at all. Does this mean that China will be left behind? absolutely not, in fact it’s the complete opposite, china has been making some massive advancements when it comes to the internet as china was the first country in the entire world to implement 5G technology and now it’s the only country in the world working on 6G.
In January the Chinese government-backed purple mountain laboratories announced that it made a breakthrough in 6G research, they managed to reach speeds up to 206 Giga bytes per second, 6G it’s going to make breakthroughs in the fields of VR, AR, blockchain and decentralization, all of which are essential parts of the Metaverse, in fact some people beliefs state that we won’t even see the Metaverse until we have a viable 6G network which is going to be a massive advantage for china in the future .
The Chinese company Alibaba is the world’s largest e-commerce platform. as a metter of fact Alibaba’s revenue 134 billion us dollars which is 17 billion dollars more than Meta(Facebook). this is a company that has a lot of money to throw at new concepts and the Metaverse happens to be one of these concepts.
Earlier this year Alibaba applied for the Alibaba Yuan universe and Taobao Yuan universe as trademarks both of these trademarks are Metaverse related, according to rumors Alibaba wants to create its own Metaverse shopping center and this is going to be entirely different experience from online stores because it will literally be like shopping in the real life.
Wearing a VR headset, consumers can enter a shopping mall with all of their favorite brands, pick up items and even test them out but there’s also another layer to this Alibaba wants to create a headset free metaverse platform that can enhance real life shopping experience with the help of AR glasses
As you can see in this video putting these headestes on, is going to change the way you see the shopping mall, you will receive all kinds of extra information about the products that interest you another concept shows that these glasses are going to be more useful for more than just shopping, all you have to do is wear these glasses and you can navigate through different menus using gestures it can even guide you to the right place all while not distracting you from what’s in front of you .
There are also some other features like analyzing any real life game you play such as ping pong it’ll keep track of the score and even help you by creating strategies
The uses for this technology can be endless and this is only the beginning these Metaverse glasses may also change tourism as we know it a Metaverse concept video from guangzhou shows us how incredible these glasses could be when used in tourism for starters, these glasses will tell you all of the seats that are available on a train looking outside your window will show you what city you’re in and looking at certain attractions will tell you more about it, when you’re taking public transport in a new city it’ll tell you everything you need to know including the route the arrival time and the basic things like entrances and exits all of this can be super confusing to a tourist that doesn’t know any better but these Metaverse glasses are going to make it so simple, and this just one of the many advantages that sets china’s Metaverse apart from the one that mark Zuckerberg is currently creating.
the chinese one focuses more on ways that we can incorporate the metaverse into our real life while zuckerberg’s metaverse is sort of like its own little universe that is separate from real life in reality the metaverse is going to be extremely important in the future and here’s why
with the internet becoming more widespread in our lives than ever before things like retail stores tourism sports or even going outside are starting to become rare* the internet makes all of these things a lot more convenient in their virtual forms for example when you’re shopping online you have a lot more information about that product than if you were shopping in real life but the Metaverse or at least china’s version of it is going to bring real life up to par with the internet it’s going to close the gap between the virtual and the real worlds wearing these glasses is going to enhance your shopping your tourism and much more there are going to be countless other implementations of this technology and it’s all super exciting china once again is at the forefront of all of this technology and it’s going to be interesting to what happens next by now you’re probably wondering when is the metaverse going to come out, Meta plans on launching its metaverse headsets in 2024 but you can expect alibaba to release its glasses much sooner than that it’s unlikely we’ll see anything major in 2022 but by 2023 a lot of these projects will be launched as i mentioned at the start of this video china is in the driver’s seat as they are the only country developing 6g technology and this could give china a massive advantage over mark zuckerberg and this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen a chinese tech company rise from nowhere and challenge mark zuckerberg let’s not forget how tick-tock completely changed the future of social media with its short video format chinese technology has completely changed instagram facebook and even youtube and again this is why i believe it’s vital the world learns from china the chinese are literally inventing the future of the internet and if everything goes to plan china just might be the king of the new metaverse that will be the future of our world everyone thank you for taking time out of your day to spend it with me here on youtube and i hope you enjoyed this deep dive into the future of the metaverse things like this really excite me and again this is why i preach this cooperation between the united states and china if china is the only country in the world that’s developing 6g it makes only sense for the united states and other western countries to learn from china and partner with china like i mentioned before bite dance reinvented the world of social media with the invention of tiktok and again china is going to change the future of our world everyone thank you so much for taking time out of your day to spend it with me here on youtube i enjoyed doing deep dives into technology like this if this is your first video of mine i invite you to hit that subscribe button and also if you’re interested in growing this channel come join me on patreon every week i release exclusive podcasts for my patreon supporters and enjoy talking about china and everything going on in the world everyone my name is cyrus jansen thank you for your support and i look forward to seeing you all in next week’s video