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In the past few years , we have witnessed an immense technological shift and expansion to the virtual world or Metaverse .

Smarter , more integrated technology is already transforming businesses , strengthening research , and changing how we collaborate with colleagues in this digital world . As Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing proliferate , bringing power and efficiency to countless industries and activities , we see tremendous changes coming our way in 2023 . Here are some of the emerging technologies – especially those set to change our world soon .

Augmented Reality will power workplaces of the future
In our new hybrid world of work , technology will create enhanced experiences and digital meetings , wherein attendees will be projected ‘ holographically .’ They will feel nearly as real as being there in the flesh . For presentations , product launches , or meetings with other organizations , augmented and mixed reality will offer a new way to make an impact , with life-size ‘ holograms ’ that can interact with virtual objects ; for example , to show off a new prototype or to explore a ‘ Digital Twin ’ of a real-world object . Technologies that can bring teams together , even if they are working across several continents , will advance significantly in the future hybrid , remote and increasingly global workplaces .
Blended realism in the Metaverse will change the way we work
In the past few years , we have witnessed an immense technological shift and expansion to the virtual world or Metaverse . Reportedly , the potential impact of the metaverse on GDP in Asia is US $ 0.8T – US $ 1.4T per year by 2035 , roughly 1.3 – 2.4 % of overall GDP . The Metaverse market is expected to register a CAGR of 41.6 % by 2027 according to Mordor Intelligence . the technology . Rather than games such as flight simulators , ‘ job simulators ’ – immersive training – will drive the adoption of the Metaverse .
However , while the Metaverse is making the hybrid workplace more immersive , interactive and collaborative , it can also make remote workers feel distant from the reality of collaborating physically in real meeting rooms , as currently trending mixed reality avatars are based on 3D rendering , making the workplace ‘ too virtual ’.
Lenovo ’ s ThinkReality solution uses blended realism , which uses a set of 3D scanners to accurately create an interactive , highly photorealistic avatar – a gamechanger in the world of Metaverse conferencing . This could present remote employees in a better light than even those on-premises because reality is nowhere near as easily modified .
Further , towards the growth of enterprise metaverse , the company is developing advanced metaverse technologies such as AR optics , all-elements metaspace construction algorithms , robotics and Edge Computing which can offer intelligent metaverse solutions for various vertical sectors , including smart manufacturing and the electric power industry .
Today businesses need to make Smarter IT choices to leverage the Metaverse and fully merge physical and virtual worlds . As the virtual workplace constantly evolves , companies can adopt flexible IT infrastructure under Lenovo TruScale – an ‘ As-a-Service ’ provision to consistently have access to upgraded infrastructure , scale up or down as per the requirements and stay relevant in the Metaverse era .
AI at the Edge will create smarter industries
Teams will learn to collaborate , share and work in immersive spaces – what we refer to as the Enterprise Metaverse – and that will drive the adoption of
With AI at the Edge , businesses can leverage fast access to data-driven intelligence to respond to business requirements in real time . AI at the Edge
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