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Lucubrate Magazine, March 9th, 2023
Metaverse interoperability is a crucial factor in the success of virtual worlds and platforms. It allows different virtual worlds and platforms to interact, creating an interconnected ecosystem—this kind of interoperability is for various purposes, from education to business.
Metaverse Interoperability for the Student
Metaverse interoperability is the ability for different virtual worlds and platforms to interact. This ability means that users can communicate and interact with users on another platform and share data and content.
For example, students can use metaverse interoperability to quickly move between different virtual worlds and platforms to access resources worldwide. This easy access makes it easier for them to collaborate, share ideas, and learn from one another without being limited by geographical boundaries.
Metaverse Interoperability May Increase Learning Outcome
Metaverse is invading the educational sector and will change human-computer interaction techniques. Prominent technology executives are developing novel ways to turn the metaverse into a learning environment, considering the rapid growth of technology. 
Digital reality technologies can revolutionize education, remote work, marketing, economics, and entertainment. These technologies have also begun to establish a new paradigm for information exchange. With technologies centred on the metaverse, a new paradigm has developed.
Metaverse interoperability opens up new possibilities for learning. Using this technology, teachers can create more engaging student experiences by connecting multiple platforms. Ultimately, this will improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes.
With the advancement in computing power and speed, the Internet has transformed from screen-based information to immersive and shallow latency communication environments in web 3.0 and the metaverse. The metaverse and web 3.0 are to be decentralized, anonymous, and interoperable. The metaverse is now on the verge of security and privacy concerns crucial for successfully adapting such disruptive technology. Future technologies such as 6G, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can mitigate some of these challenges. 
Web 3.0 in Education
First, there was web 1.0 – the Internet we all know and love. Then there was web 2.0 – the user-generated web heralded by the arrival of social media. Now, wherever we look, people are talking about web 3.0 – the next evolutionary leap of the Internet. However, what is it, exactly? Well, opinions on this differ somewhat. Web3 is currently a work in progress and is not precisely defined yet. However, the main principle is that it will be decentralized – rather than controlled by governments and corporations, as is the case with today’s Internet – and, to some extent, connected to the concept of the “metaverse.” 
The current state of the web is rapidly evolving into what is known as Web 3.0. It is the emerging evolution of the Internet to make it machine-readable, which includes leveraging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the cloud, and distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain.
With Web 3.0, teachers can take students to virtual spaces, creating a more interactive and immersive learning experience. Moreover, with Web 3.0, students will spend less time gathering data and can learn anytime and anywhere.
We Are Still at the Beginning
Numerous metaverse applications have arisen for various purposes and scenarios. This raise makes interoperability across metaverses a fundamental technology enabler in the metaverse space. Interoperability aims to provide a seamless experience for users to interact with metaverses. However, the development of cross-metaverse interoperability is still in its initial stage in both industry and academia. 
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