Research groups keen on 3D modeling, psychology and human behavior will set off on a “metaverse-centric research” through Brazil’s University of Sao Paulo (USP). The research domains will be evaluated within the context of the metaverse. This is an effort to grasp how the new virtual world impacts user interactions.
Professor Marcos A. Simplicio Jr. said this is the first time USP received a non-fungible token through partnership. This particular NFT is a rare piece of land in the United States of Mars (USM) metaverse – built in collaboration with other universities. The professor highlighted USP as the first institute in Latin America to have a partnership with USM to support the construction of its metaverse. Initially, the partnership will feature a collaboration with researchers stemming from an existing agreement called the University Blockchain Research Initiative. It’s sponsored by Ripple.
USP will have its very own virtual lands where it intends to build a headquarters. Its employees and students can interact with each other in a virtual augmented or mixed reality environment. They will be able to make the most of the immersive experience offered by metaverse interactions. This could change how students enjoy their academic life. Moreover, it opens up the debate on the possibility of a fully functional university running only in the metaverse.
Jeff Watney, the CEO of Radio Caca, said the platform will build an open metaverse centered on user freedom for universities and content creators. He highlighted that together they will build new experiences that can unlock the full potential of Web3 for the people. The open metaverse will bring about user freedom.