You know there are two types of universes in the Virtual World, the Multiverse, and the Metaverse. Wait!! What, aren’t both of them the same? No, my friend, they both are different. No need to feel low, even I didn’t know the difference in the beginning. So, I dug up into the concept and finally came up with the post on “Metaverse Vs Multiverse”.
Metaverse and Multiverse are two similar-sounding words. But, they only sound similar, there is a lot of difference between both the concepts. Although both of them refer to the digital universes where the users can interact with the digital objects. But the environments offered in both universes are different.
So, what is the basic difference between the Metaverse and the Multiverse? Fret not and don’t get confused. This post will tell you all the differences between them. But, before moving to the differences, let us first have a look at what is Metaverse and What is Multiverse?
What Is Metaverse?
No set definition of the Metaverse is available. So, we dug up the pages from the past and went to the origin of the term. We expected to find the term in some research papers by some scientists. But, to our surprise, the term was first coined in the year 1992 by an author Neal Stephenson in his sci-fi novel, “Snow Crash”.
No, aren’t going to discuss the story of the novel. But, we are surely going to tell you what he meant by the term “Metaverse” in his book. He described Metaverse as the Virtual Space in which people could interact with digital objects. To enter the Metaverse people have to create their Avatars and then these avatars are controlled by the humans during the interaction. This Metaverse was developed by the scientist to have an escape from the mean and cruel world.
Years passed and the concept of the Metaverse came into existence. Various companies working on the Metaverse concept have defined the term according to their vision about the concept. The underlying principle of the Avatars interacting with the digital objects remains the same.
In a nutshell, it will be the virtual space in which a user will be able to do all the things like he can go on a walk, listen to music, play games, go clubbing, visit NFT museums, and much more. It is the virtual world where you can do all the things.
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What Is Multiverse?
Coming to the concept of Multiverse, it is also the digital space in which the user can interact with one another. But, in this virtual world, only one thing can be done. For example, a game is developed using AI, VR, and AR. It will give us a sense of the 3D world around us, but, you will only be able to play the game. At the most, you can only visit the Marketplace inside the game. But, what if you wish to visit a museum? It won’t be possible.
In simpler terms, a multiverse refers to the different virtual universes. There can be an infinite number of Multiverses and you have to switch between these virtual worlds to do different things.
The Marvel Concept Of Multiverse
Marvel has been using the concept of the Multiverse since the beginnings of its comic books. I remember there was a comic book released about the Multiverse in Marvel comics. In this universe, all the Marvel characters were transformed into animals.
Well, Marvel carried forward this concept of Multiverse, and the most recent movie released, Spiderman: No Way Home carried this concept. The writers have cleverly used the concept of Multiverse to make a link between all the three Spiderman series. They showed us the first spiderman Toby Maguire, the second Spiderman Andrew Garfield, and the third spiderman Tom Holland. All belong to a different universe called the multiverse.
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What Is The Difference Between Metaverse And Multiverse
We think that now we have a basic idea about what is Metaverse and what is Multiverse. Now, let us move on to some key points of difference between both the universes.
Number Of Universes
Starting with the very basic point of difference between both the universes. Metaverse is just a single universe in which the user can perform all the activities. On the other hand, the Multiverse is the universe in which we have an infinite number of universes.
Order And Randomness
The Multiverse does not follow the concept of Order and the reason is that the Multiverse designed by the company will only do the specific job assigned to it. On the other hand, Order is an important concept in Metaverse because there are multiple tasks that a person can do in this universe. So, it has to follow an order.
You will not find any entity in the Multiverse whereas if we talk about the Metaverse then there are several entities present in it. For example Human beings, AI, and more.
The Metaverse will have the Weather condition feature. You will be able to see the snow and spring in the Metaverse. But, there is no such concept in Multiverse.
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We hope that now you are clear with the basic difference between the Metaverse and the Multiverse. Multiverse is an older concept whereas Metaverse is relatively new. If you think we have missed out on any point then do let us know in the comments section. If you think this article was informative enough then do share it with your friends.