Technology does not stand still. One of the most interesting technologies and concepts is the metaverse. We talk about how it can be connected with yachting
Briefly about the metaverse
The world is changing rapidly. Rapid digital development makes it easy and obvious to use applications that seemed fantastic just yesterday. Today, these applications have already become part of our daily lives. The unstoppable race for innovation, accelerated even more by the pandemic, demonstrates that modern means of communication are convenient, reliable and accessible to everyone.
The concepts of Smart Working, Metaverse and boating distance learning, video conferencing, tutorials and digital information are no longer just neologisms, but processes that are part of the daily life of many of us.
Sooner or later we come to the idea of a metaverse. The Metaverse, besides the term itself, is nothing more than a medium capable of uniting all available activities and work on the Internet. But let's leave beautiful words for Mark Zuckerberg's presentations.
Virtual boats for real money
In one of the countless metaverses discovered not so long ago, an amazing story happened. Back in December last year, a virtual superyacht left the OpenSea auction. The seller was Republic Realm.
The yacht can only be visited in the game metaverse The Sandbox. The transaction amount is 146 ETH - about $650 thousand. The yacht is called The Metaflower Super Mega Yacht. The yacht has four decks with lounge areas, a Jacuzzi, a dance floor and helicopter pads. However, there are no helicopters yet, as they need to be purchased separately.
As part of The Fantasy Collection, the company also sells virtual jet skis ($4 thousand), speed boats ($11 thousand) and private islands (from $300 thousand). Earlier this March, Canadian artist Christa Kim sold a virtual home for $500 thousand. He is also in the metaverse.
Yes, you understood everything correctly - 650 thousand dollars cost, roughly speaking, a set of pixels.
What can this lead to?
Precedent with a virtual superyacht can be called funny. But behind all this, the real future can lie not only for yachting, but also for entire layers of the entertainment industry. It may well happen that all the major yacht shows and boat shows will move to the metaverse.
By that time, the graphics will be pulled up to a very realistic one and a whole generation of yachtsmen will have time to change. A generation for which the metaverse is a given. For them, visiting the exhibition with the help of VR glasses from anywhere in the world will be more commonplace.
On the one hand, such exhibitions are good, because they can expand the number of potential customers of shipyards and companies. On the other hand, the romance of physical presence disappears completely. In any case, progress does not stand still, and our task is just to keep up with it.
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