The 2022 is predicted to be an important year for the world of Metaverse, which was launched last year by Facebook"s parent, Meta. Several other giant companies are ready to develop it.

Besides Meta, as quoted by detikINET from CNBC, there are Apple, Microsoft, and Google that will launch hardware or software products for Metaverse.

Metaverse itself is predicted as the future of the internet where with special software and hardware, users can work or play in a 3D virtual space. Metaverse will later be accessed through increasingly sophisticated virtual reality headsets.

The tech giants predict the gadgets used for the Metaverse will be big business. Maybe later in addition to smartphones, people will also have their own virtual reality devices.

"Large technology platforms that have benefited from the explosion of mobile computing applications now see augmented reality as a shift in computing platforms for the future," said Goldman Sachs analyst Eric Sheridan.

They also do not hesitate to spend large amounts of money in the context of research and development of Metaverse technology . Meta"s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has said that his company is spending a lot of money on virtual reality and augmented reality, eroding its profits.

Currently, there are still pros and cons regarding Metaverse. One of his supporters is Bill Gates. He noted the COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the workplace, with more companies offering flexibility to employees who wish to work remotely.

“That change will only intensify in the coming years. In the next two or three years, I expect most virtual encounters to move from a grid of 2D camera images to the Metaverse , a 3D space with digital avatars,” Gates wrote in his blog post.