A metaverse is a virtual reality space where users can interact with each other. That is, it combines real and virtual life. Mark Zuckerberg says the metaverse will allow us to enter the digital sphere directly instead of simply looking at the screen like we do with mobile or desktop.
That is a broad use case and a combination of numerous interrelated technologies. The possibilities are endless. Right now, while you are sitting on your couch or at your computer, using a VR headset, you can visit a metaverse and attend virtual concerts, travel from one city to another, view or create artwork, buy digital clothing, purchase a property, and benefit from many more opportunities that are unfolding.
Beyond creators, art curators, web developers, and designers, professionals from several backgrounds and industries, such as architects, real estate agents, marketers, retailers, lawyers, financial analysts, and various executive talented workers, have started exploring this promising market. Some offer products and services as entrepreneurs, while others use their skills to join companies operating in parallel worlds.
As more and more job types find their footing and use cases in the metaverse and big brands open their operations digitally, experts are beginning to believe that this might be the future of work. Lootverse is one of such metaverses experiencing the boom of new members from several industries creating businesses and finding a market to serve. Loot NFT, the company behind this fantasy virtual world has built this reality to provide a realistic metaverse with its own economic and political system.
James Duchenne, Co-Founder and CEO of Loot NFT, the company behind Lootverse, said, “the gaming aspect in the metaverse’s first wave is giving space now to a new era where users are more inclined to immerse themselves in an interactive experience where they can not only enjoy the fun but benefit from the day-to-day dynamics, closer to the physical world. In Lootverse, we allow them to create the in-world economy collectively, offering services and products that Lootizens – citizens of Lootiverse – will need to use.”
Fashion Stylists and Designers
The internet’s future holds the promise of new work opportunities, and most professions have a possible variant in the new virtual environment. The fashion industry is already changing due to the emergence of NFTs, AR, and VR technologies. Users’ avatars or “skins” gained popularity and big brands like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Casablanca have already begun to explore these new possibilities. With time, the demand for fashion stylists who can understand the users’ behavior and expectations to create unique styles, skins, and outfits that work in specific parallel worlds will skyrocket.
Actors, Producers, and Writers
The movies and celebrities sphere is also taking its part in the metaverse. For example, Bollyverse is a Bollywood parallel world that consists of a collaboration between production houses, brands, celebrities, music labels, gaming studios, and animation companies. This enhances the rise and adoption of generative celebrities technologies. Additionally, It increases the need for a novice workforce, including producers, writers, actors, designers, web developers, and AI experts, to name a few.
According to the data collector, DappRadar, NFTs alone were responsible for US$24.9 billion in sales last year. Metaverse advisors can help users make investment and management decisions over their assets. They can be thought of as financial advisors in the real world and will be in high demand as the NFT culture consolidates across the globe.
Evolutionary changes in the metaverse are driven by a combination of technology, devices, and communication networks. Parallel universes offer opportunities to perform, transact, and create something that has never been done before. Although, even in virtual reality, it is necessary to adapt to the legal landscape. Lawyers are already interested in the potential of this industry. They will be able to set the stage for companies ready to enter this world, meeting the necessary compliance policies in each situation.
The metaverse could also be a gateway to new forms of tourism. For example, tour guides may be needed to help users navigate through virtual universes. This is similar to how the Avengers traveled from one planet to another. A tour guide’s role involves knowledge of art, history, gaming, culture, and other subjects, including proficiency in the world they are presenting.
“It is clear that the metaverse space will evolve to become more inclusive, not only to the blockchain or crypto communities but to welcome all users who wish to discover what is behind the screen. Hence, the possibilities are not limited to engineers or tech experts, and this list of specialists will only expand in the coming months and years” said Duchenne.