While modern AR tools and technologies like blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFT, and virtual reality goggles, more and more of the super-computing capacity required for such simulation scale are in the making - the challenges are likely to lie elsewhere.
Who do we suppose controls our new parallel world and how? – As we learned even massive abuse via Facebook, various messenger services, and platforms cannot be kept in check. The mother of all artificial worlds can sing a song about this: When virtual banks with dubious offers and other dark machinations increased the risk of destabilizing the real economy, Linden Lab pulled the plug. Second Life, however, is alive and in the current hype about virtual worlds, one is reckoning with the best chances thanks to its experience advantage.
The plan behind all of that, "Extended Reality" – the combination of augmented, virtual and mixed reality – is set to become a key medium for social and business engagement. And yes, XR is considered to be an enabler as well of complex, fully integrated Industry 4.0 applications when it comes to all kinds of simulations with a major impact on automated decision-making processes — a whole new scenario to monetizing online worlds and organizing a digital economy shaped by user content.