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THE Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 announced a project to create standards for people to travel through the metaverse.
OMA3an association based in Zug, Switzerland, announced the Inter-World Portaling System (IWPS) project and published the IWPS position paper to launch the project.
OMA3 is a consortium of the best Web3 metaverse companies. Its mission is to create standards and infrastructure to enable the user-owned and user-controlled metaverse. IWPS will allow users to browse interworld portals to travel seamlessly between metaverse platforms such as Alien Worlds, My Neighbor Alice, Sandbox, Space, Superworld, and Upland.
The Industrial Revolution was fueled, in part, by advances in transportation technology. Railways, highways and airports have served as essential conduits, linking disparate trade hubs and facilitating the free flow of goods, services and people. These physical connectivity networks have exponentially increased productivity and accelerated the pace of economic growth, OMA3 said.
Likewise, the introduction of the HTTP standard in the digital domain marked a turning point in the evolution of the Internet. It broke down information silos, connected isolated data repositories, and enabled the seamless transfer of knowledge across the globe. In essence, HTTP acted as a universal translator, allowing various systems to communicate and interact, and led to an unprecedented explosion in the availability and accessibility of information.
And OMA3 said IWPS has the potential to be the next pivotal development in this line of transformative technologies. Just as railroads and highways connected physical spaces and HTTP-bound digital repositories, IWPS promises to connect disparate metaverse environments. It provides a means of “transportation” in the digital realm, allowing users to move seamlessly between different metaverse platforms, improving accessibility and engagement. The development and standardization of IWPS is the next frontier in the evolution of the metaverse, with the potential to unlock new levels of connectivity, commerce, and shared experiences in the digital realm.
OMA3 has released a position paper that details the importance of IWPS as well as the use cases and development framework. This paper is on OMA3 Github repository.
This endeavor is best done with the involvement of the entire Web3 metaverse community. OMA3 welcomes comments in Github. Organizations wishing to participate in the development of the standard should join OMA3.
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