What is the Metaverse?
We all remember how sceptical society was regarding the internet in the 80’s and 90’s, fast forward to today and it has become a daily necessity.
Despite the idea of the metaverse being less daunting than the thought of the internet back in the day, there are still many who doubt this. In short, the metaverse describes the combination of virtual reality and mixed reality worlds accessed through a browser. This allows people to have real-time interactions and experiences across distances.
Notwithstanding the doubts some have regarding the size of the metaverse, others see a huge opportunity to delve into it and explore what it has to offer as well as learn more about it.
While some might see the metaverse as just one big video game, technology has shown to offer a lot more. Some people term it the ‘3D version of the internet’ while others see it as a place where you can spend your digital life with other people from around the world.
The Metaverse and Yachts
In recent times, the boating and yachting industry has been able to exploit the potential that the metaverse possesses. One of the most innovative companies, Olimaint, has successfully been able to create a way to see how the Titanic was constructed as well as to walk through the Colosseum at the time of Nero.
Not a surprise that a lot of the people who own superyachts are also in possession of Virtual Reality (VR). Owning VR can add to the experience of owning a yacht like looking at future destinations they plan to visit or just wanting to enjoy the yacht view from their comfort zone.
NFTs and Yachts
When talking about the metaverse we also have to talk about NFTs. These are digital assets that use highly unique blockchain technology. NFTs also use cryptocurrency for their transactional process. As cryptocurrencies are highly used by superyacht owners and the charter community, we are beginning to see NFTs become used also. An NFT collection of 888 yachts has been created, the purchase of one if these will come with experiential bonuses. These bonuses included access to private parties and exclusive events in the yachting community.
As the world is evolving, we now know that the new normal is only going to be more change in how we do things and how we see things. Just as the internet was a spoken phenomenon and happened, so will the idea of the virtual world. This is the perfect opportunity for the yachting industry to get on board and move alongside the change.