What’s life like in the Metaverse?

Ever wished you could start over and build your life exactly as you want it? The Metaverse makes that possible - and without any of the limitations of the real world holding you back.

But what is life really like in the Metaverse? We thought we’d have a look at all the different virtual opportunities out there.

Getting married in the Metaverse

We all want our weddings to be memorable, but what could be more unique than getting married in the Metaverse?

Yes, virtual weddings are now a reality. A step up from the video call wedding that came out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Metaverse weddings are more immersive alternatives that let you choose your dream setting and allow guests to attend who otherwise wouldn’t be able to.

Dinesh Padmavathi and Janaganandhini Ramasamy took it one step further last month in the first ever Metaverse wedding, when the bride’s late father attended in avatar form.

Working in the Metaverse

With so many aspects of life making the gradual shift to the Metaverse, could our jobs be next in line?

Bill Gates certainly thinks so. He recently wrote that, “within the next two or three years, I predict most virtual meetings will move from 2D camera image grids…to the Metaverse, a 3D space with digital avatars.”

It doesn’t sound too far-fetched. But what about jobs based solely in the Metaverse? We recently investigated the options - check them out here.

Socialising in the Metaverse

Social interaction is an important part of life, whether that life is real or virtual. So, it goes without saying that parties and events will be essential in the Metaverse.

And some celebrities are already getting in on the action - Snoop Dogg is soon to launch his virtual party and concert venue,“Snoopverse”, while Paris Hilton made headlines last year for hosting a huge New Year’s Eve party on her island on Roblox.

Shopping in the Metaverse

We might not know exactly how shopping will look in the Metaverse, but one thing we do know is that it will happen. In fact, some brands have been selling their products out there for a while now.

Italian designer Gucci unveiled a line of digital fashion products in May of last year, with one bag - which apparently wasn’t even an NFT - selling for the equivalent of $4,115.

Only time will tell whether there’ll ever be such a thing as a virtual high street, or if Metaverse shopping will look much the same as online shopping does now.

The reality

At the end of last year, The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced that it would be the first city to enter the Metaverse. This involves creating a virtual ecosystem for all areas of its municipal administration, including culture, tourism and education.

While this might sound exciting, could there be downsides to entire cities entering the Metaverse?

Some have said that since there are no laws to protect us in the Metaverse, “user-on-user crimes” are inevitable.

What do you think - does life in the Metaverse sound like a dream or does it still have a long way to go?