元宇宙标准论坛由Khronos Group组织发起ＭＳＦ，Khronos Group是一个由超过150家成员公司组成的非营利组织。这个组织创立了许多开放交互标准，比如OpenGL、Vulkan以及其它的视频游戏后台工具。Khronos组织称，元宇宙标准论坛不是一个新的标准组织，而是一个帮助开发元宇宙的新工具，是现有标准组织和公司之间的“合作场所”。
But Apple, Google and other companies did not join the forum and are cautious about the concept of meta-universe.
First, let virtual and real interaction, MSF to create cooperation space
The Metacosmos Standards Forum is sponsored by the Khronos Group organization MSF,Khronos Group is a non-profit organization made up of more than 150 member companies. The organization has created a number of open interaction standards, such as OpenGL, Vulkan and other video game background tools. According to Khronos, the Meta-Universe Standards Forum is not a new standards organization, but a new tool to help develop meta-universe and a “place of cooperation” between existing standards organizations and companies.
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Neil Trevett, president of Khronos, told foreign media Weird: “the basis for judging whether an open standard is really successful is that you don’t realize that it is actually a standard.” This is also the goal of the team to develop standards in the field of games and the extension of reality (XR), machine learning and 3D design and meta-universe.
According to the Khronos, the purpose of launching the meta-universe standards forum is to build connections and interactions between the real world and the virtual world, including digital twinning (digital twins) technology. Digital twin technology can be simply understood as the mapping of the real world in the virtual world. In this virtual world, researchers can conduct a lot of experiments that cannot be carried out in the real world.
The concept of “meta-universe” is not yet clear and may be replaced in the future.
What is meta-universe? Some technology companies have explained that meta-universe is the virtual world of the future. In this virtual world, we can shop, play games and socialize as we do in the real world. This description sounds a lot like the picture shown in the movie player number one. But Trevette believes that meta-universe will not develop into the form shown in the movie “number one player”.
The virtual world shown in the movie “number one player”
But at present, there is not yet a clear and unified definition of meta-universe.
The Khronos organization said that the meta-universe standards forum does not pay too much attention to the definition of meta-universe, and may even replace the word “meta-universe” with other words in the future. Trivit said: “the Internet used to be called ‘cyberspace’, although no one uses the latter term anymore, but we still use the Internet.”
Third, change 3D data into “JPEG” to make 3D data easier to operate.
The idea of building a virtual video game world in meta-universe is also highly anticipated, but it requires a lot of complex technologies, such as 3D models, animation and physical simulations. Computers have to process very large amounts of data in order to build a virtual world that can interact with the real world. Each object in a video game is three-dimensional data composed of geometric information, texture, weight, behavior, animation, sound and other physical features, and these three-dimensional data are easy to be damaged in the process of mobile transmission.
Unlike 3D data, JPEG is a format that is easy to transfer and widely supported, and people can simply right-click to transfer the location of the JPEG file. The JPEG format can be transferred so easily and is widely supported in part because it is a lightweight open standard. The Khronos organization hopes that the Metasmos Standards Forum will make these 3D data as easy to manipulate as the JPEG format.
Conclusion: Apple and other companies are far away from the concept of meta-cosmic heat, and the meta-cosmic standard forum may promote the development of the industry.
Although there are already many well-known technology companies among the members of the meta-cosmic standards forum, there are no technology giants such as Apple and Google. As a fledgling technology concept, meta-universe itself is imperfect, which is why Apple and Google do not recognize this concept.
In addition to Apple and Google, the acquisition of Pico byte Jump also indicates that it is moving away from the hot concept of meta-universe and focusing on the development of VR/AR business.
Shi Yizhe, an expert on industrial development in China, believes that the establishment of industrial alliances is often the product of the initial stage of industry development and the period when the industrial boundary is not clear. Although this kind of alliance may not necessarily produce very effective results, it will also promote the development of the whole industry.