By Hana Anandira
BT argues for unified metaverse strategy
Alexandra Foster, Solutions Director for Division X at BT, claimed an open and decentralised metaverse is the key to unleashing the full potential of the technology across many verticals.
Speaking ahead of today’s From Metaverse to Matterverse session, the panelist singled out the lack of unification and a common aim for the metaverse, particularly with a growing number of key players working individually towards offering new platforms or services over the years.
While the future of metaverse cannot be based on a single platform, Foster highlighted cooperation among market players can prompt creative innovations in the alternate, digital environment. “It’s these different angles of approach, coming from a wide variety of organisations, that power progress”, she told Mobile World Daily.
The absence of standardisation or clear guidelines from industry organisations on metaverse deployments can also pose serious risks, especially because the technology has not fully matured.
Foster hinted misinformation and scamming in the digital world, as an example, noting the founders and pioneers of the web initially “did not have a clear idea of what they were creating” when the technology developed.
To avoid this in the metaverse and to establish the ecosystem as an “open framework of connected and interoperable platforms”, Foster suggested the formation of “building blocks” is pivotal to the development of a fruitful and inclusive metaverse.
She suggested “protocols with net neutrality and self-governance at the core”, user-oriented technological foundations and delivering devices across multiple metaverses as a basis for the future.