The Metaverse and Digital Twinning
As 2022 is expected to be the year where the groundwork for the metaverse for the next decade, at least more tools are being utilized to accelerate metaverse adoption. The digital twin is one such tool that encapsulates and actuates the capabilities of the metaverse.
A term coined by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), digital twins are digital copies of physical objects; virtual representations that replicate these objects or processes in real-time. These twins are updated from the real-time data they collect and use simulation, as well as machine learning, to perfect decision-making. Digital twinning has several use cases. Healthcare professionals simulate rare illnesses and learn the correct techniques to care for these illnesses. At the same time, environmentalists use digital twinning to simulate different climate change extremes based on oceans and rainforests.
Digital twins are becoming increasingly popular thanks to the increased advent of augmented and virtual reality. As they garner more of a mainstream presence, digital twins highlight how the metaverse aids industries and presents opportunities for digital twins to create the metaverse.
How Digital Twins are Essential Facets for the Metaverse