Three things we need to make Metaverse happen – Part 2 of the Metaverse series
In part 1 I questioned the future of metaverse. Here I am presenting the top three things required to make it happen. 1. Network – high bandwidth and low latency 2. Hardware – Consumer hardware (AR/VR/haptic gloves) to Compute hardware 3. Interoperability to allow virtual environments to talk to each other. Transfer your NFTs from one world to another.
Nikhil M. Varshney
I ended part 1 with a question, will Metaverse be the future? Are we as a human race ready for this transition? Will the investment in technology be there to support the environment? Getting the answer to the first two questions is difficult. They are not easy to predict, one thing is certain that it will require a big psychological and mindset shift to adapt to the metaverse, especially for the first-timers. Gamers already have the privilege of experiencing a similar (if not exact) environment today. But I think we can explore the answer to the third question regarding the technology and investment required to make metaverse possible. Experts and organizations looking to make this possible are busy extrapolating the bandwidth, latency, hardware, compute, etc. requirements to justify the investment costs to their shareholders. As I also pointed out in my last blog, technology revolutions occur in multiple periods (read more about Smihula waves) The main phases are innovation and adoption. I believe we are still in the innovation phase when it comes to the metaverse. We might have achieved a great deal with breakthroughs like “second life” and “blockchain” but enabling these technologies depends a lot on Web 3.0 integration (I will write more about web 3.0 in the future). Without web 3.0 the adoption of metaverse might not even be possible.
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Nikhil M. Varshney
Manager, Product Development (AI and ML)
Finding the right passion that drives your growth is critical. Building and scaling products that enable organizations to gain users is my passion. After 8 years of creating products and delivering growth, I have exposure across B2B, B2C, and B2B2C organizations. Right now, I lead product management for intelligence (artificial intelligence and machine learning) at Athena Health. It’s a $17B dollar company recently acquired by Hellman & Friedman and Bain Capital in the largest ever levered buyout. At Athena, I am helping our customers increase access to care by adding more appointments on calendars and reducing wait times. My passion for building products started with my first venture in healthcare where I developed an enrollment application that increased membership by 2.5 million members. I joined HM Health Solutions (HMHS) right after my master’s. HMHS is a sister company to Highmark, Pennsylvania’s largest insurer. It is a product company with more than 15M healthcare members and