Nvidia is betting big on the metaverse. Or should that be the Omniverse?
At its annual GPU Technology Conference, the chip giant fleshed out the future of its Omniverse platform, which lets users develop 3d worlds and collaborate within them. The company is pitching the software as a fundamental building block in the metaverse, the concept of an interconnected virtual realm touted by the likes of Microsoft and Meta (formerly Facebook).
Those companies’ visions of the metaverse have so far emphasized social and workplace interactions, in environments that can be entirely fictional. But Nvidia is interested in creating precise digital replications of real objects and environments, which obey physical laws, for industrial purposes.