How the smartphone company Nokia's connection with metaverse is going to provide remote connectivity? Get to know about it here.
Nokia was super popular for its smartphones and now the company has shifted its focus from smartphones to breweries, and train aircraft techs. Nokia has been actively looking for developing the industrial use case for the metaverse. The telecoms infrastructure company Nokia has been searching for methods to leverage the metaverse to help workers in faraway areas, from beer breweries on opposite sides of the world to aviation technicians in remote airports.
According to the chief technical officer of Nokia Oceania, Robert Joyce
“Nokia set up two labs last year to really look at the Metaverse and the technologies that underpin the Metaverse”
Earlier this month, Nokia's global chief strategy and technology officer, Nishant Batra talked on this topic. As he said that the metaverse is going to have a bigger impact on the industries than the consumer market. Further continuing that: -
“Ports have begun using digital twins to track every container on their docks, no matter how deeply they are buried in stacks. Aerospace companies are building engines and fuselages in the digital world to simulate exactly how an aircraft will fly – long before they took its first mechanical part”
Joyce agreed on this and added that the “consumer metaverse is to take off until 2030.” And In comparison to the consumer or enterprise metaverse, 5x money will be spent on the "industrial metaverse."
Nokia’s Connection With Metaverse Showing Active Interest In Industry
Nokia has been seen doing continuous efforts in enhancing the metaverse technology. In 2022, Nokia collaborated with an Australian university that used metaverse technology to deliver the 5G-connected microbrewery. Joyce also mentioned that Nokia has been using the metaverse in South Australia to maybe help Cessna aircraft technicians at outlying airports.
He further mentioned that
“We worked with a company that had a virtual Cessna aircraft [...] You’ve got a Cessna in front of you, and then you have an audio instruction in your ear to tell you how to change the wheel, or change a part on the engine”
Although there have been advancements in this area, according to Joyce, there are still technological problems because the current devices are somewhat cumbersome. Joyce continued by stating that although wearing a Quest 2 headset for several hours is not the most comfortable experience, consumer use of virtual and augmented reality services would soar once mass-produced wearables that are both comfortable and economical become accessible. He asserts that although it may take three to five years, there will be a significant increase in consumer usage.
When questioned about blockchain's potential to influence the metaverse's future, Joyce expressed hope that the technology will be crucial whenever money or other assets are exchanged.
How these brewing industries are working with these future techs?
Researchers from a brewery tech lab at the University of Technology Sydney have been collaborating with researchers at a twin facility at Dortmund University in Germany using augmented reality (AR). They are conducting cooperative trials in which they make beer while adjusting the process, temperature, timings, quantities, and recipes. They then input this information back into the digital twin of the brewing process, he said.
So they can perfect the beer in the virtual world, and they can then imitate brewing in the digital counterpart.
Nokia smartphones are still available under the company called HMD Global. And now Nokia has shifted its focus to the upcoming new technologies. With this, the company is trying to make remote work with the metaverse tech.
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