that metaverse, a network of virtual worlds where people can interact online, has exploded online as a topic of discussion and conjecture. More and more people are connecting to the metaverse, and many more will join soon. But before you plan your metaverse membership, you might want to know what the weather will be like there.
Richard Kerrisvice president of the Omniverse development platform for NVIDIA, sees the metaverse as the next evolution of the Internet. “The term ‘metaverse’ is synonymous with the term ‘network,'” he explained. “The Metaverse is simply the next generation network of the web, which will be a 3D-based web “.
Kerris describes Omniverse as an operating system for creating and connecting virtual worlds. Within these spaces, lifelike simulations can be performed. This can be important, for example, to architects who want to build structures that can withstand extreme weather conditions. This is the case, especially in a world where increasingly intense storms are driven by climate change.
“When an architect designs something, they want to know how it will look in winter or in strong winds. Will it handle something as extreme as a tornado for example,” Kerris said. “The core of Omniverse is based on lifelike simulation. So the ability to simulate these things in virtual worlds and match them to the physical world is one of its core features .”
Experience different weather scenarios for a destination through a virtual representation
But even if you’re connected to the metaverse, you might be worried about the weather in real life. Kerris told AccuWeather, a US firm specializing in weather forecasting, that some companies were already looking at ways for people to take virtual tours of travel destinations. And the weather will be an important factor.
“You are going to a destination, a place you have never been before and see how the weather will be there. You can also go to a rvirtual presentation of this destination and be able to experience it in different weather scenarios,” said Kerris.
AccuWeather also enters the magical world of the growing metaverse where people log in to play or do business.
“AccuWeather is in a strong position to enhance a metaverse experience by integrating true off-chain experiences into a metaverse,” said Matthew Vitebsky, senior product manager at AccuWeather.
Simulate the weather in virtual worlds to show the effects of bad weather
AccuWeather could find use simulate the weather in virtual worlds. She could use technology for show the effects of weathering. This would help convey the seriousness of the situation.
“The metaverse can provide an opportunity to help people see and feel the effects of severe weather. This could allow for greater awareness of the risk of severe weather events. Moreover, it would promote an interest in better preparedness and response to natural disasters said Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather’s chief meteorologist.
Porter added that the metaverse is an exciting prospect. But it will still be important to always be aware of how long your physical body remains.
“Being immersed in the metaverse means that you must be aware of these immediate risks to your physical location. It becomes even more important to has tools to warn you. For example, those offered by AccuWeather in our free app help maintain situational awareness of what’s happening in the real world at your location.”
AccuWeather wants to build its place in Blockchain
For now, AccuWeather aims to build your place in the blockchain before focusing entirely on virtual reality and metaverse technology. Vitebsky describes this technology as a decentralized data register. It transparently stores and shares data, performs transactions, and builds applications.
“We hope to one day bring the chaotic, extreme and beautiful nature of weather to users in a safe environment in the metaverse,” Vitebsky said.
Metathe parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, is one of the companies at the forefront of metaverse development. Other technology companies like Google and Applevideo game developers and service providers such as NVIDIA, Epic games and Roblox am also very interested in it.
Meta describes the metaverse as a space for people to ” socialize, learn, collaborate and play in a way that goes beyond what we can imagine”. Users will be able to access it through technologies such as virtual reality headsets and smart glasses.