In Episode 157 of My Metaverse Minute, Kieron discusses the release of Google Maps renderings and how its immersive view could be one of the most realistic Metaverse use cases.
This episode of My Metaverse Minute is sponsored by Community Summit North America, the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft Business Applications ecosystem taking place October 10-13 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. With 500+ Dynamics 365 & Power Platform sessions and more than 300 speakers, this event is a must-attend for Microsoft customers. Visit summitna.com for more details.
00:15 — This episode is sponsored by Community Summit North America, which will take place October 10-13 in Orlando, Florida.
01:18 — Google has released renderings of future additions to its Maps app, making it the “most realistic interpretation of what the Metaverse could become,” according to Kieron.
01:40 — The company’s Immersive View for Google Maps has combined 3D rendering, real-time imaging, and eventually AR and VR to create a virtual version in real-time through satellite imagery. This provides a counterbalance between the virtual and the physical,
02:14 — There are three reasons that this is one of the most realistic use cases of how the Metaverse can be introduced into daily life:
- The technology is already available to billions of smartphones around the world. It doesn’t require additional hardware or software aside from the Google Maps app.
- The functionality is the same, so users don’t have to learn new controls.
- Imagery is produced at a high quality.
03:40 — Although this isn’t being marketed as a Metaverse product, it could still be considered as the most realistic interpretation of the Metaverse thus far.
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