We already have a little - and are now witnessing the birth of a new medium: live, in colour, in 3D, interactive, convergent. And for the very first time in over 100 years!
After speech, text & image, audio & video, the Metaverse is the first truly new medium since … film! We are on the verge of leaving the two-dimensional media world - and even complement our physical reality.
TV, video, streaming are ultimately just iterations of two-dimensional film - invented at the end of the 19th century. Radio is just the little audio sister from the 1920s. Gaming plays a special role in terms of interactivity. But ultimately it’s only on a 2D screen.
The already effected and expected multi-billion investment in the Metaverse will provide us with an entirely new three-dimensional medium. This is for the very first time during our lifetime!
Optimally, the Metaverse will indeed be the next iteration of the Internet: an open, free, virtual space that we can own and design as we wish. A place that enhances, beautifies, improves our virtual and even physical reality.
But as a new, unique medium, the Metaverse will be so much more than the Internet, which ultimately “just” absorbed and rethought the familiar media.