A report issued by Globaldata, a global consulting and data analysis company, predicts that China will become a leading country in metaverse tech during 2023. The firm believes that the development of other technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and 6G will allow China to configure itself as a metaverse hub.
China to Lead Metaverse Industry in 2023
While the interest in the metaverse seems to be waning at a worldwide level, China is still pushing to become a leader in the industry. According to a recent report prepared by Globaldata, a consulting firm, China is positioning itself to surpass the West when it comes to metaverse tech, as the country will keep investing in technologies related to this field.
The report states the importance that China gives to these accessory technologies will allow it to become a center for the metaverse. It states:
The growing emphasis on VR, AR, AI, and 6G aims to outpace advances in the West and position China as a global hub for the metaverse.
Furthermore, Globaldata believes that there are signs that indicate that China will continue to invest in virtual reality and artificial intelligence with the objective of promoting the economic development of the nation. Several Chinese provinces and cities have already presented plans to become metaverse tech hubs, including Shanghai and Zhejiang among them.
Where Will the Metaverse Go?
While the metaverse is commonly associated with software and hardware dedicated to the consumers, the report proposes the Chinese metaverse is likely to focus more on the industry and the benefits that it can reap from including metaverse tech in its processes.
The Chinese Ministry of Industry and IT recently released a report on the application of VR and metaverse tech into industrial processes, showing how these can be mixed efficiently. Globaldata predicts the metaverse will be more appreciated than other technologies due to the possibilities it presents. On this, it explains:
Chinese investments in metaverse-related technology will highlight the value of the metaverse compared to existing one-off experiences such as social media, gaming, or ecommerce.
However, even with estimations that put the metaverse sector value at $376 billion by 2025, 2023 is described as a year in which investments in the metaverse will suffer a cool-down phase, product of the “cooling interest, economic obstacles, and the immaturity of enabling technologies.”
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