At CES 2022, metaverses metaversed the metaverse

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In the lead-up to CES, I wrote a piece reflecting on the top technology from CES 2012. This was an interesting exercise for a number of reasons – not the least of which was remembering the buzzwords of 10 years ago.

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LTE and Ultrabooks were at the top of the list that year. One ran a lot. Second, not so much. That is to say, the strength discussed at CES in any given year does not predict longevity. By mid-2012, the stories surrounding the death of the Ultrabook had already begun.

This year, the halls of CES may have been pretty much devoid of human life, but from the look of things, no one could walk a few feet without tripping over the Metaverse. Just two months after Facebook was rebranded to meta, a little more exploits can be expected at shows like CES, where companies invest in a good hook as much as a good product. At a show like this, it’s understandable – if you’re not a company like Samsung or Hyundai, it’s hard to stand out. Of course, both of those giant brands never got what they didn’t want to rhyme.

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I will give you specific information about small companies. this thread Very well versed in the above meta. Frankly, I don’t want to blow away any startup hoping they’ll shine that bit (though, if I’m honest, “goart metaverse” is a phrase that’s stuck in my psyche until then. until my body releases the DMT into my brain in my last moments on Earth).

What I’ll say for sure is that if you didn’t know what a metaverse was before the start of CES, the show didn’t do a particularly good job articulating it — beyond the fact that there’s definitely something goofy in it. Includes the look of Memoji and probably some VR equipment. And, really, now that I’m typing this, I agree that it’s probably as good a description of the metaverse as any.

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Receiving a press release from Hyundai titled, “Hyundai Motor Shares Vision of New Metamobility Concept, ‘Expanding Human Reach through Robotics’ and the Metaverse at CES 2022” pushed me over the edge. Or maybe it was a video hanging out with a Boston Dynamics spot on Mars with a bunch of weird Metaverse puppets. It was surreal watching a borderline sci-fi video that involved sending a real robot to an actual Mars still roaming the metaverse.

Hyundai’s concept of using advanced robots like Boston Dynamics to serve as real-world avatars for our metaversal interactions is not only interesting, but it also speaks to how much automotive companies will be banking on this concept for the foreseeable future. have been Meanwhile, Samsung introduced a kind of stopgap Metaverse (Betaverse?) Be a person.

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Check it out: You have just been given the lifestyle TV that is always on your wish list, home appliances that enhance your quality of life and the latest stylish smartphones. Now, what if we told you that you can use those innovative products to decorate your home?

It’s an interesting scenario to contemplate, and it will become a reality once the Metaverse is up and running. Samsung Electronics is innovating with the metaverse in a variety of ways, and has created an option for those interested at CES 2022 to experience the event online.

It must have been a confusing time to be among the most bullish on the metaverse. Everyone from beauty brands to wearables. It is at once hopeful to see such excitement surrounding the concept, but it is also disappointing to see what could be an emerging form of filth. That is to say that the metaverse will lose all meaning before the metaverse in the metaverse? Your metaverse is as good as mine (the metaverse).

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