Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Brazilian university USP will conduct academic research in the metaverse

As reported by the University of Sao Paulo (USP), the metaverse-centric research will be carried out by research teams in 3D modeling, psychology and human conduct, and the effectiveness of digital and augmented actuality gadgets. These research domains will be evaluated inside the context of the metaverse to grasp how the new digital world impacts consumer interactions.

USP professor Marcos A. Simplicio Jr. highlighted that that is the first time USP had acquired a nonfungible token (NFT) by way of partnership. The token in query is a uncommon piece of land in the United States of Mars (USM) metaverse, which is being constructed in collaboration with different universities.


“USP is the first university in Latin America to have a partnership with USM to assist the building of its metaverse,” mentioned Simplicio.

The partnership will initially function a collaboration with researchers stemming from an current settlement known as the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), which is sponsored by Ripple.

As Cointelegraph reported, alternatives involving the metaverse had been mentioned at the World Financial Discussion board’s Annual Assembly, which concluded on Thursday. Particularly, the panel titled “The Potentialities of the Metaverse” explored how metaverse applied sciences can be utilized to reinforce youngsters’s studying. The panel featured Philip Rosedale, co-founder of Excessive Constancy; Pascal Kaufmann, founding father of Mindfire Basis; Peggy Johnson, CEO of Magic Leap; Hoda AlKhzaimi, assistant research professor at New York University, Abu Dhabi and Edward Lewin, vp of Lego Group.

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“One in three folks utilizing the web are younger adults and youngsters, so I might actually deal with constructing from youngsters’ perspective, given they’re the future customers,” Lewin mentioned throughout the panel dialogue.

The University of Sao Paulo and United States of Mars (USM), which lately rebranded from Radio Caca, have introduced an settlement that goals to advertise research round the technical, financial and authorized points of the Metaverse.