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Metaverse is coming: Here’s what top tech companies are saying about it

Metaverse is one of the most raging trends in the tech world right now. From gaming companies to smartphone manufacturers to social media firms, almost everyone is jumping to be a part of this trend. Not just big tech companies, startups and smaller companies too are enthusiastic to be a part of this trend. Amid the ongoing discourse on the metaverse, let’s take a peek at what top tech companies are saying about it.

By Shweta Ganjoo | Updated:Tue, January 11, 2022 7:10pm



Nvidia: “We waste a whole bunch of things to overcompensate for the fact that we don’t simulate. We want to simulate all factories in metaverses, in this omniverse…We want to simulate plants in Omniverse. We want to simulate the world’s power grids in the omniverse,” Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in an interview with CNBC. (Image: Pixabay)



Google: “So, just like you speak to people, you see, and interact, computers will become more immersive. They’ll be there when you need it to be. So, I have always been excited about the future of immersive computing, ambient computing, AR,” Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai said in an interview with Bloomberg. (Image: Pixabay)



Bumble: “Bumble plans to build new engagement and community relationships for users through the communities they build, the virtual goods and experiences they acquire or through new ways of owning their identity as they navigate the metaverse," Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd had said in an earnings call in November 2021. (Image: Bumble/LinkedIn)



Coinbase: “We think there's just an abundance of innovation in this space, and we want to keep doubling down on those opportunities," Coinbase COO Emilie Choi had said in a November 2021 earnings call. (Image: Coinbase/LinkedIn)



Dolby Laboratories: "I think the metaverse can take many forms, but ultimately, it is an audiovisual experience," CEO Kevin Yeman said in an earnings call in November 2021. (Image: Pixabay)



Meta: “The next platform will be even more immersive — an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it…The defining quality of the metaverse will be a feeling of presence — like you are right there with another person or in another place,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in the company’s Founder’s letter while introducing Meta. (Image: Meta)



Microsoft: "As the digital and physical worlds converge, we are leading in a new layer of the infrastructure stack, the 'enterprise metaverse," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said in the company’s earnings call in July last year. (Image: Pixabay)



Roblox: “When we think about the metaverse and what Roblox is, we do think of it as a utility," Roblox CEO David Baszucki had said in an earnings call in June 2021. (Image: Roblox/LinkedIn)



Disney: “Suffice it to say, our efforts to date are merely a prologue to a time when we'll be able to connect the physical and digital worlds even more closely, allowing for storytelling without boundaries in our own Disney metaverse," Disney CEO Bob Chapek had said in an earnings call in November 2021. (Image: Pixabay)


Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group: “I think within these large scale metaverses, Fortnite, Roblox and others, that we will begin to see an opportunity where providing content and distribution converges. And when you begin to look at the global reach, the number of people that spend meaningful amounts of time in these new worlds, I think it provides a universe of opportunity for Warner,” CEO Stephen Cooper has said. (Image: Warner Music Group/LinkedIn)



Tencent: “On metaverse, I think this is actually sort of a very exciting, but a little bit vague concept,” Tencent President Chi Ping Lau has said. (Image: Tencent/LinkedIn)