If the income is decent, 87% of responders stated they would shift to full-time metaverse gaming.
A poll of 1,000 people in the United States discovered some intriguing observations about the rising interest in the metaverse.
As per a survey conducted by Advokate Group, a provider of nonfungible tokens and metaverse technology, 87% of voters selected a decentralized metaverse on a blockchain to several megaprojects intended by IT giants. This has become clear when 77% of responders expressed concerns about Facebook's debut into the metaverse, particularly since it controls users' metaverse data.
Facebook's soiled record of mishandling private user data has already demolished its efforts to launch Diem, a stablecoin. The stablecoin project was subjected to an intense investigation by the US Congress, and it inevitably came to a halt. Facebook's multibillion-dollar metaverse plans have generated a comparable level of concern.
In terms of when the metaverse could become widespread, the poll respondents were segmented: 20% think it could take 1–2 years, whereas 49% think it will take up to 3–6 years. Gaming was the most prevalent way to pass the time in the metaverse, followed by socializing. In the metaverse, 55% of respondents indicated they would invest more than 3 hours every day.
The majority of respondents also expressed a strong desire to earn money while playing games. With the latest trend being play-to-earn models, 93 % of respondents indicated they would spend much more time playing games if they could earn the minimum wage. If they would make actual money, 64 % stated they would spend more than 3 hours, and 87 % said they would go full-time gaming if the income was high.
Metaverse as an idea just picked up steam in 2021, and currently, every major tech company, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, is planning to launch or invest in it.
Even so, a considerable number of crypto enthusiasts are opposed to the arrival of centralized cash-rich corporations, thinking that the idea of decentralization would suffer as a result.