Metaverse is a term coined by Neal Stephenson exponent of cyberpunk in 1992 in his book Snow Crash.
Today the word metaverse indicates a digital universe shared via the Internet; it's the result of multiple technological elements, including video, virtual reality, and augmented reality. There are metaverses dedicated to entertainment, others dedicated to training or the world of industry.
The industrial metaverse allows you to carry out in parallel those activities that generally require sequential execution: design, development, and control in the revision phase; in this scenario, the industrial metaverse redefines collaboration bringing it to a new level of involvement, merging physical and virtual.
Photorealistic and physics-based digital twins integrated into the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential for improving products and processes. A digital twin provides a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real problems.
The technological blocks that allow the implementation and use of the metaverse have now reached a sufficient level of maturation; the next step is the ability to put the pieces together intelligently.
The underlying telecommunications network is a fundamental technological piece for the use of the metaverse. While for the use of an entertainment metaverse, an Internet connection of the FTTH type and a powerful gaming computer are adequate, the corporate use of applications of the metaverse in a collaborative and multi-user context are beyond the capabilities of a standard corporate network.
To ensure the success of an innovative metaverse project in the enterprise, is necessary to redesign the network segments that must support metaverse applications. Their correct integration into the current infrastructure must be assured as well as their evolution to keep up with the different metaverse applications that are gradually introduced.
Given its experience with these technologies and the activities already carried out in-house and with its customers on this issue, Inrete represents the ideal partner to ensure a solid network technological base to support the metaverse.