Chinese company Tencent introduces the concept of immersive convergence to join the growing list of companies working with Metaverse.
Tencent on September 28, 2022, explained its vision of the technologies of the future which it groups together in the concept in English of immersive convergence, and understanding of immersive convergence in French.
Immersive convergence: A Link Between the real world and the Virtual World
Immersive Convergence aims to create a link between the real world and the digital world in order to give users of the metaverse an experience that is nearly indistinguishable from reality. This can be fulfilled through two-way interactions based on digital twins or immersive experiences such as VR or AR.
In addition to the two innovations mentioned before, immersive convergence relies on other technologies such as the Internet of Things, real-time communication, and Trusted Platform Modules, which provide device security in their most advanced form. As a result, this will make it possible for you to live many digital experiences approaching what you can experience in reality.
Tencent’s view of the metaverse is a future in which we can manipulate objects and communicate with each other easily. This future will rely on AI, as well as quantum computing, virtual reality, or brain-machine interface.
Other’s Vision of the Metaverse
In addition to Tencent, several companies presented their view of the metaverse. This is for example the case of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, which sees the metaverse as a place where it is possible to achieve everything (or almost). Microsoft, for its part, presented Mesh, a collaborative mixed reality platform that allows users to rub shoulders with their holograms or their avatars. With the presentation of this tool, Microsoft shows that it wants to work around a metaverse that would serve businesses and institutions internally.
Other companies offer their own tools for metaverse development. Nvidia relies on digital twins and the Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine to help create avatars for use across different platforms. Niantic, a company that created Pokemon Go, unveiled advanced augmented reality technology for its own metaverse.
With many companies entering the VR field, it will be interesting to see if any individual establishment will gain success.