We are “on the cusp” of a blockchain and NFT enabled metaverse

One of the most powerful men in technology believes that the metaverse, a term for a series of persistent and interconnected virtual worlds with autonomous economies, is just around the corner.

One of the most interesting use cases for blockchain and NFT, enthusiasts inspired by Neal Stephenson Snow crash I’ve long expected a virtual reality / augmented reality world with a crypto-driven home market. Now, however, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang believes that the technology to make it happen is within our grasp.

Speaking at Computex’s virtual conference, Huang said that he “believes (s) we are on the cusp of the” metaverse and spoke enthusiastically of its potential, according to a transcription from a question and answer session he had with journalists, even going so far as to say that users will one day use metaverses to “simulate the future.”

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“There will be AR versions, where the art you have is digital art. You own it using NFT. It will showcase that beautiful art, which is one of a kind and completely digital. You will have our glasses or your phone. You can see that it is there, perfectly lit, and it belongs to you. We will see this overlay, a metaverse overlay if you will, in our physical world, “he said.

He noted that Nvidia is already using a virtual reality version of Nvidia’s new office building to test these theories, a campus the company has dubbed “Voyager.” Among the world’s largest GPU makers, Nvidia used supercomputers to “simulate the architecture” of the Voyager, helping with design and eco-efficiency, and eventually the company will allow employees to attend work using VR headsets from home and controlling robots to move around the physical environment. office space, a joint VR / physical workplace hybrid.

“This building exists entirely in virtual reality. We design it completely digitally. We are going to build it so that there is a digital twin to this physical building in virtual reality. We can simulate everything, train our robots in it. We can simulate the best way to distribute the air conditioning to reduce energy consumption. […] We can simulate all of that in our digital twin, our construction metaverse, before we implement something here in the physical world. We will be able to go in and out using virtual reality and augmented reality. “

Huang isn’t the only CEO to have weighed in on NFTs and the Metaverse lately, although he’s certainly the most optimistic. In January, Fortnite founder Tim Sweeney said that NFTs are the most “plausible” path to a functional metaverse, but for now they remain a “speculative mess.”