When one thinks of the Metaverse, what comes to mind is a futuristic world driven by cutting-edge technology. We think of NFT gaming marketplaces and virtual shopping malls. But there are countless possibilities as far as the Metaverse is concerned. What if, instead of having a peek into the potential future, you could reconstruct the past? What if ancient civilizations and monuments could be rebuilt and visited with the Metaverse?
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, this is already becoming a reality as the Cairo-based platform, TUTERA aims to bring ancient Egyptian civilization to the Metaverse. To mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the boy king Tutankhamun’s tomb, the creative community hub for designers recently announced METATUT CITY. So what does this mean for the Metaverse? Read on to know more.
Peek into the past
In METATUT, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the cradle of Egyptian civilization. As of now, Valley of the Kings, Sun Chamber, Akhenaten Palace, and magical melody chamber are the open spaces, although plans to expand the city are being implemented. Visitors can experience this via virtual reality headgear through their desktops and phones. So what can one do here? Well, you can watch the Egyptian civilization’s storied history, listen to ancient tales, and even take tours around the city.
This project opens up portals that would help the Metaverse transcend time and space. Although it may not be a time machine in the strictest sense, one can still visit a time in the past of their choosing and experience it firsthand! Just imagine the possibilities. No more sitting on creaky old chairs in a classroom, looking at dreary history books and memorizing dates. Instead, you could simply don a headset and live the lesson!
With rapid advances in technology, new applications for the Metaverse are cropping up by the day. While most of them are focussed on the future, it is important to remember that technology can help us learn more about our own history and heritage. The METATUT CITY is a huge step in bringing the past to the present with the help of futuristic tech. With far-reaching implications for how the education system, the time-travelling feature of Metaverse will do well to be explored.