Environmental Concerns regarding Metaverse.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Problem 3 - Environmental Concerns regarding Metaverse.

As companies like Disney, Apple, Nvidia, Microsoft and Meta work towards embracing the metaverse, experts are divided on the positive and negative environmental costs arising from running the metaverse.

There are concerns that widescale adoption of the metaverse may result in a significant rise in emissions. A huge amount of power is required to run such big data center facilities, which comes at a great environmental cost.

We canโ€™t ignore these threats. While on the other hand, the other set of experts who also claim that the metaverse could have a positive outcome on the environment by changing the way we interact with each other. With reduction in the need for travel eliminates commute and will reduce air pollution. Metaverse will help reduce other job-related activities that are heavily polluting.

Metaverse industry is still in its early stage, and there is the time where we get to decide how we shape our future. These threats needs to be taken seriously with great commitment. Many data centre have already started adopted several innovations in the past year to become more sustainable, measures that are likely to reduce the environmental impact of the metaverse in the future.

Meta has pledged to reach net-zero emissions across its operations and the value chain by 2030. Microsoft, a leader in leasing US multi-tenant data centre, has committed to completely shift to renewable energy for its Azure cloud platform by 2025. The company also plans to replenish more water than it consumes by 2030 and get certified for zero waste by 2030.. These commitments may lead to Metaverse running on sustainable sources.

๐Ÿ˜‚ Our Solution

PLAY-EARN-CONSERVE are the 3 pillars of Zuraverse. And just like the other 2 aspects, Conservation is also at the heart of our vision. And for that we have established a separate entity called โ€˜CONZURAโ€™ which is a Non for Profit, fully decentralized organisation totally focused on Conservational activities in the real world.

The aim is to use Blockchain technology towards activities like Plantation Drive, Lake/Pond Restoration with full transparency, traceability and efficient compensation distribution and rewards for verifiable contribution minimizing the intermediatory intervention, and maximizing the social return of investment

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