Bill Gates Predicts That Metaverse Will Change The Way Meetings Are Held in Just 3 Years.
As metaverse becomes more popular, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates believes it will be used for most office meetings in the near future. According to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Metaverse will host most office meetings over the next three years. The richest man in the world for most of the 90s and 2000s, Gates made this statement on his personal blog. As he said:
As metaverse becomes more popular, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates believes it will be used for most office meetings in the near future.
According to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Metaverse will host most office meetings over the next three years. The richest man in the world for most of the 90s and 2000s, Gates made this statement on his personal blog. As he said:
“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. The idea is that you will eventually use your avatar to meet with people in a virtual space that replicates the feeling of being in an actual room with them.”
Gates said the coronavirus pandemic has revolutionized the way people interact with each other for both business and pleasure. Endless people spend some of their productive time in front of their computer screens. According to Gates, this is just the beginning. “These changes will only get worse in the future,” said the billionaire.
More and more companies that have experienced the flexibility of virtual work are now continuing to make virtual work the backbone of their productive work. But Gates also adds that while remote working improves the ease with which people interact (and removes obstacles), it can also have drawbacks. Among them, the loss of “spontaneous” interactions between colleagues at business meetings is notable.
Gates also said that Microsoft is working on creating 3D avatars and other metaverse properties for the Teams workspace software. It is also known that the business communication platform is partnering with Meta to integrate Meta's business social network with Teams.
Bill Gates says the foundational blocks of the metaverse are still in place.
Gates, who left Microsoft in 2020, acknowledged that it could take some time for the virtual workplace metaverse to become widespread. He emphasized that accepting it will inevitably depend on the will of the people in the workplace. Also, the metaverse itself is still in the formation stage. Also, the technology you need to access, including VR headsets, is still expensive.
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This has led to the emergence of other NFT-focused establishments, which have permeated sports and entertainment. What drives NFT today is the rarity and uniqueness it offers to its owners. But Palm's CEO Dan Heyman suggests that NFTs will eventually move from being monopolies to building communities.