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At the dawn of this new year, the world of tech continues to develop at a breakneck pace. Artificial intelligence, massive data, “cloud” computing and above all metaverse will once again punctuate our digital lives in 2023.
And there is no need to take out your high-tech crystal ball to predict what innovations will mark this new year: always more artificial intelligence programs in companies, generalization of dematerialized computing called “cloud”, accelerated development of 5G networks… All against the backdrop of fierce global competition between tech giants for the creation of metaverses. These 3D universes simulating reality, networked by powerful computers, are accessible through avatars, representing our digital doubles. This hybridization between the real and the virtual will accelerate in 2023, estimates Jacques Moulin, director general of the DigiWorld Institute. This European think tankwhich brings together many personalities from the industrial, economic, political and academic worlds, predicts metaverse market to reach $1.5 trillion by 2030.
” An emerging cultural, social and industrial revolution »
” We are already more than 440 million users regularly frequenting metaverses in the world, twice as many as Netflix subscribers. In detail, 84% of users of these 3D virtual universes are under 18 years old. We are therefore witnessing a real emerging cultural, social and industrial revolution. This is why we are calling on public authorities and private companies to provide training to support this digital development called the “Web3“, to all EU citizens “says Jacques Moulin.
Then he adds: Metaverses represent an obvious opportunity for our industries, whatever their sectors of activity. Even more than an opportunity, there is no choice but to accelerate in this area in Europe, which is already very behind on the subject compared to its American and Asian competitors. It is now urgent to define a common operational roadmap for EU countries. »
Europe lagging behind in the race for virtualized universes
If non-European Big Techs invest heavily in metaverseEurope, her, lag behind. There is already a balance of power between nation-states and new digital communities in the field of entertainment or the industrial sector, which use these immersive technologies. The risk in 2023 would be to see private interests increasingly replacing the prerogatives of the States, in the fields of education, health or evencoin issue. And on the general public side, to know if these virtualized universes will finally respect our personal data and help us to fight against the climate crisis by being less energy-consuming. These are the questions that, at the very beginning of the year, we should perhaps be asking ourselves.
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