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School and Work in the Metaverse

Hello all, and welcome to another post in our Metaverse series! If you missed our past posts, be sure you check them out. We have some interesting information in there. Today, we’ll be discussing what school and work will look like in the Metaverse, so grab a coffee or tea, and let’s get going!

If you haven’t seen the video from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, you’re missing out. He goes into how the Metaverse will behave and how Oculus is taking steps to bring us there. When you watch, your whole world view will be changed. I know it did that for me, and I’m over the moon about what’s coming our way.

School in the Metaverse

Metaverse will open whole new worlds for education. Eventually, there won’t even be a need for kids to go into the classroom to interact with other students and teachers. There will be private spaces for school, and avatars will be able to attend, sit in a room, and learn in a richer environment than we have currently.

Picture this: You’re a fourteen-year-old kid who’s nodding off in history class because your brain was racing with so many ideas the night before, you couldn’t sleep. Suddenly, in front of you, is Emperor Nero, the very guy you’ve been studying. He’s tapping your desk and telling you exactly what drove him mad. You can ask him questions and get answers right there on the spot, as though you were in Rome in 62 A.D. His clothing is periodically correct, so you get an excellent snapshot of exactly what he looked like when he was ruler. You’re certainly going to be awake and engaged now, and you end up learning more than you thought possible about him.

How cool would that be? Exactly. That’s what we’ll be looking at in the future. As a bonus, if there’s ever another pandemic, avatars can’t spread germs. Win/win.

School won’t just look different, our kids will interact with it differently. They’ll be able to do things they can’t do currently because they won’t be in the real world. If they want to research how a car engine works, they’ll be able to pull up 3D schematics and take one apart to reassemble it. This is important because, as Montessori schools have shown, hands-on learning is what advances children.

It’s not just history and research that will be different in the Metaverse though. Your child will be able to learn while sitting atop a mountain anywhere in the world. They’ll be fully immersed in different cultures and allowed to explore without the need for worry about things like kidnapping. Field trips will be forever changed.

It’s a whole new world, and it’s a whole new way of learning (and educating). If you don’t find that exciting…

Work in the Metaverse

Your workplace will also take on some notable differences. Say you’re an architect working on the blueprints for a building, and you need to have an urgent meeting with the person in charge of the project. You’ll be able to call them and make a request that can then be honored in a matter of minutes—even if they’re across town. Schematics for the building can be called up and discussed on the spot, changes made, and final decisions agreed upon.

This would save so many people so much time (not to mention money for gas and money to repair wear and tear on their vehicles). It’s a whole new way of getting work done.

If your CEO wants to meet with employees who are halfway around the world, all he needs to do is call a meeting to the company’s virtual space. Everyone can attend and be as close to face to face as possible. You can span vast distances, bringing you closer together.

Bring-your-kid-to-work day will take on a whole new meaning because you may work in a dangerous environment in the real world, but you can show your kid exactly what you do in the Metaverse without having to worry about injury. It’s a bonding experience you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Let’s not even get into happy hour. Ha.

As you can see, there’s an unlimited potential for learning and working in the Metaverse, and it’s heading our way. We went from a single text message to iPhones in just THIRTY years. Can you imagine where we’ll be in another thirty? Technology has this habit of evolving faster once it reaches a certain level, and we’re already thirty years in. We hope you enjoyed this post, and we look forward to seeing you again as we write more on the Metaverse. Because we care, here’s that video link we were talking about at the beginning: https://youtu.be/Uvufun6xer8 Be prepared though. It’s a game changer.

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Jo Michaels

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