Meta Has Unveiled the Meta Quest Pro Next-Gen VR Headset
There has been a great deal of speculation about the next generation VR headset that Meta was working on. In fact, Meta has built enough hype around it to make users almost want to wank it out from the laboratory. But at long last, it seems to have stopped being a speculation. Meta has finally unveiled the Meta Quest Pro, designed to make the Metaverse unmissable. Those were the exact words used by Meta to describe the VR headset at Meta Connect.
The Meta Quest Pro is a powerful, stand-alone VR headset. It also looks pretty fantastic too, resembling a slimmed down version of the Meta Quest 2. It was previously known as Project Cambria, and it will be backwards compatible with all Quest 2 titles. So games like The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution should look even better on Pro.
This new VR headset is more powerful than the Quest 2 “..boasting “12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 10 high-res sensors (five inside the headset and five outside)”. It also comes with a camera and facial expression recognition feature. One thing that may surprise you is the fact that Quest Pro isn’t coming as a gaming device. On the contrary, Meta is pitching it as a business tool, enabling VR meetings and so forth. The £1,499/$1,499 price certainly puts it above the reach of your average gamer. In fact, we couldn’t have put it better than The Verge’s Adi Robison who describes it as “..a cutting-edge headset looking for an audience”.
UAE: Going to the Metaverse, What Does it Mean For You?
Well, you needn’t be told that most businesses are really striving to get their foot in the metaverse door. What you may not have known is that governments are headed the same direction too. In fact, Gitex Global 2022 saw UAE government entities and firms make major Metaverse announcements. You might be wondering what this might mean for the citizens of Dubai. This is just a glimpse. Instead of trying out clothes physically in a store, or choosing them online based on pictures, you ‘try’ them out virtually. Instead of visiting the doctor directly, you can ‘visit’ the hospital and interact with your doctor in the metaverse. Instead of visiting a government office or their website you can use their metaverse to make payments or use their service. With the way it’s going, soon customers of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be able to interact with customer service agents, apply for utility services, and even pay bills in the metaverse.
As of now, gaming is the only industry which seems to have had a firm footing in the metaverse. However, with the strides taken by the government of the UAE, a lot promises to change soon. Commercial Bank International, a corporate and retail bank headquartered in Dubai, announced the official launch of their Metaverse location. The bank claimed to be the first UAE bank to have a presence in the Metaverse. Telcos are fast following the trails. Launched during Gitex Global, ‘e& universe’ by the UAE telecom giant e& (formerly Etisalat) will be hosted virtually on Mars, specifically at the ‘Arcadia Planitia’. During Gitex, e& showcased two specific applications in their metaverse – one being social networking. Healthcare, shopping and fashion, event and entertainment, as well as the stock market are finding their way into the new 3D virtual space. Eventually, life itself is going there.
Looking for Best NFT Investments?
It is a well known fact that humans are never tired of opportunities to increase their wealth. With everything headed in the direction of the web3 space, securing a bite of the pie would be a good investment, don’t you think? Piling up NFTs projects seems to be the surest way of becoming a Metaverse superstar. The Sandbox (SAND), Starlink (STARL), and The Hideaways (HDWY) are all NFT-driven cryptocurrency projects that you can give a look at. They all have similar functions and goals.
The SANDBOX token made conservative movements over the past weeks, down by 1.92% in 7 days and 5.37% in a month. This shows that the price failed to record swing highs and lows in September – an indication of a lack of fluidity. The Sandbox (HDWY) allows users to own a plot of land called “LAND” that comes in the form of NFT. But unlike in The Hideaways (HDWY) where NFTs are backed by real-world assets, LAND in The Sandbox (SAND) is nothing but virtual possessions. Starlink (STARL), on the other hand declined another 1.72% to $0.000029 after falling 11.32% in the last 7 days. This extends its poor performance from September when the price fell 26% in the 30-day charts. Unlike HIDEAWAY and SANDBOX, STARLINK is based in space which allows users to have experiences that are out of this world. Users can learn, create, modify, and play using their spaceships. They can also trade gaming items and NFTs while on virtual space stations.