A Metaverse is a virtual reality space where users can interact with one another, combining both real and virtual life. Mark Zuckerberg claims that this metaverse will enable us to enter the digital world directly rather than passively viewing it on a mobile or desktop screen. This is a general use case involving many interconnected technologies, the possibilities of which are seemingly endless. Currently, people can use a VR headset to visit the metaverse, partake in virtual concerts, travel between cities, view or create art, purchase digital clothing, and buy properties, among many other activities.
Beyond creators, art curators, web developers, and designers, professionals from numerous backgrounds and industries, such as architects, real estate agents, marketers, retailers, lawyers, financial analysts, and executive personnel, have begun to explore this emerging market. Some offer products and services as entrepreneurs, while others utilize their skills to join companies operating in parallel universes. As more job types find a place in the metaverse and big brands open their operations digitally, experts are beginning to view this as a potential future of work.
Lootverse, one such metaverse, is witnessing a surge of new members from various industries creating businesses and locating markets to serve. NeoWorlder, the company behind Lootverse, has constructed this reality to provide a metaverse with its own economic and political system. James Duchenne, Co-Founder and CEO of NeoWorlder noted that “the gaming aspect of the metaverse’s first wave is being replaced by a new era in which users are more inclined to be immersed in an interactive experience, closer to the physical world. In Lootverse, we enable them to construct an in-world economy collectively, supplying services and products that users – citizens of Lootiverse – will need to use.”
Fashion Stylists and Designers
The internet’s future offers new work opportunities, and the advent of NFTs, AR, and VR technologies already impacts the fashion industry. Skins, or avatars, have grown in popularity, and big brands such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Casablanca are exploring these possibilities. Consequently, the demand for fashion stylists, who can understand users’ behavior and expectations to create exclusive styles, skins, and outfits that will work in parallel worlds, is likely to skyrocket.
Actors, Producers, and Writers
Similarly, the movies and celebrities sphere is also engaging in the metaverse, with Bollyverse, a Bollywood parallel world composed of a collaboration between production houses, brands, celebrities, music labels, gaming studios, and animation companies. This leads to the rise of generative celebrity technologies and an increased requirement for a new workforce, including producers, writers, actors, designers, web developers, and AI experts.
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.
Data collector, DappRadar, reported that NFTs were responsible for US$24.9 billion in sales last year. As a result, the need for metaverse advisors, who can help users make investment and management decisions over their assets, is on the rise. These advisors can be equated to financial advisors in the real world. Further, legal practitioners are also adapting to virtual reality by setting the stage for companies ready to enter this world and meeting the necessary compliance policies in each situation.
The metaverse can also act as a gateway to new forms of tourism, with tour guides needed to help users navigate these virtual universes. Moreover, these guides must know art, history, gaming, culture, and other related subjects. Duchenne noted that “it is clear that the metaverse space will become increasingly inclusive, not only to the blockchain or crypto communities but to all users who wish to explore what lies beyond the screen. Hence, the opportunities available are not limited to engineers or tech experts, and this list of specialists will continue to expand in the upcoming months and years.”
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