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The Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 has announced a project to develop standards that will allow 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 get the project off the ground.
OMA3 is a consortium of the best metaverse companies in Web3. Its mission is to build standards and infrastructure to enable the user-driven and user-controlled metaverse. IWPS allows users to traverse interworld portals to seamlessly travel 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. Railroads, highways and airports served as vital conduits, mixing disparate commercial hubs and facilitating the free movement of goods, services and people. These networks of physical connectivity have exponentially increased productivity and accelerated the pace of economic growth, according to OMA3.
Likewise, the introduction of the HTTP standard to the digital world was 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 around the world. Essentially, HTTP acted as a universal translator, allowing different systems to communicate and interact, leading to an unprecedented explosion in information availability and accessibility.
And OMA3 said IWPS has the potential to be the next critical development in this line of transformative technologies. Just as railroads and highways connect physical spaces, and HTTP-linked digital repositories, IWPS promises to bridge disparate metaverse environments. It provides a means of “transportation” within the digital realm, allowing users to seamlessly move between different metaverse platforms, improving accessibility and engagement. The development and standardization of IWPS represents the next frontier in the evolution of the metaverse, with the potential to unlock new levels of connectivity, commerce, and shared experiences within the digital world.
OMA3 has released a position paper describing the importance of IWPS, its use cases and development framework. This sheet can be found at The OMA3 Github repository.
This venture is best accomplished with the involvement of the entire Web3 metaverse community. OMA3 welcomes comments in Github. Organizations that want to participate in the development of the standard should join OMA3.
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