Utilization of new technologies is expected to be the focus of developments in the workplace.
In the last 2 years, the coronary pandemic has changed our lives dramatically. From the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we balance between professional obligations and personal time, to the way we we are looking for our next professional step. If there is one thing we have learned all this time, it is that the next big change in our lives is only a matter of time and that nothing remains constant in today’s volatile environment.
In this fluid regime, the utilization of new technologies is expected to be the focus of developments in the workplace. On the one hand, the prospect of boosting productivity and on the other, the fear of losing jobs, make the proper use of new technologies necessary. In this context, the concept of metaverse and its impact on the world of work, is the next big bet for employers and employees. But what is metaverse?
The metaverse is one digital virtual world network where participants interact with each other, as in normal life, but feel like they are in a video game or digital world. This is essentially one virtual reality internet. As a term, metaverse became widely known in October 2021 when the founder and major shareholder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerbergannounced the renaming of his company to Meta and emerged as his big goal to build metaverse.
Creating new jobs in metaverse
It is a common perception that the rise of metaverse will reshape many of the existing jobs while it will create many new ones. The biggest change that will result from the spread of metaverse and the use of virtual reality technologies is that professions that previously required a physical presence to be performed – such as customer service – will now be remotely performed.
The great technological development we are experiencing nowadays, and the rapid spread of artificial intelligence results in, many professions that are not currently directly related to technology may need to be “digitized” in the near future.. At the same time, the forthcoming rise of metaverse will create a new world, with many opportunities for professional development and many new opportunities for those who try to be professional in it. The possibilities offered by the new virtual environment of metaverse for professional career are great and the margins of development for the workforce of the future are many.
In this context, the Adecco group lists the professions that by 2030 are expected to be very popular in the world of metaverse:
1. Avatar fashion designers
Some of the most basic professions of everyday life will be “transferred” to the digital world of metaverse. Therefore, fashion designers and costume designers in the form of avatars will be responsible for the clothing choices of the participants in the virtual world.
2. Data protection officers
In metaverse data protection will be a top priority, therefore the profession of data protection officer, combined with the necessary legal knowledge, will be very popular.
3. Digital Doctors
In the virtual world, all medical data (test results, biometric features) will be linked to our avatar – a replica of the actual appearance of the user who can do in metaverse exactly what a person does in real life, so that doctors be able to see the results of the patient’s examinations, diagnose the diseases and suggest ways of treatment
4. Architects in metaverse
Everything contained in the metaverse, from an object to a location, is a product of architecture. As a result, the profession of architect will continue to be highly sought after in the world of metaverse.
5. Event organizers at metaverse
Events such as music concerts and museum displays have already begun to take place in a virtual way, and this trend will continue to grow. Event organizers, who will specialize in how to transfer the experience of the real event to the metaverse, will be in great demand.
The role of the researcher in metaverse will be particularly important and will require knowledge of many skills such as software engineering, computer engineering, game development and design, data science, machine learning, computer vision and big data engineering.
7. Ecosystem manufacturer
It is essentially the person in charge of utilizing all the possibilities offered by the world of metaverse, from ensuring the smooth operation of the infrastructure to the application of all technologies. The main responsibilities of the role include communicating with government representatives to further expand the capabilities of the metaverse.
8. Security Officer
Security and internet are 2 concepts inextricably linked. In metaverse, data protection and privacy are even more important. Ensuring the protection of those in the metaverse so that they can live and work smoothly will be one of the biggest bets. Consequently, the profession of security officer is expected to be in high demand.
9. Metaverse equipment designer
The metaverse is based on the use of equipment such as headphones, cameras, sensors: These are the new tools that we should all gradually adopt and adapt and one should create them.
10. Virtual world maker
The role of the “virtual world” maker in metaverse is similar to the role of video game developer but with much more responsibilities. The ability to perceive future needs and their impact on society will be of particular importance.
The need to control and filter the ads that appear in metaverse will be great, so the role of the ad-blocker will be very important.