Human communication is dynamic: from the use of carrier pigeons to telephones, the ways people interact are constantly changing.
In the early 2000s, the introduction of social networking sites created a form of communication free from social and physical barriers. Today, the metaverse has revolutionized communication even further by enabling individuals to connect with others in interactive virtual worlds.
The metaverse is a series of interconnected virtual environments which users can explore through their avatars. These environments, many of which are user-created, offer exciting ways to connect with others from around the globe.
Miami University student Blake Faulkner is capitalizing on this technology by enabling others to do what they love through his company, Bloxsmith.
Faulkner, a senior at Miami, is double-majoring in finance and entrepreneurship and minoring in anthropology. He first gained exposure to the metaverse when he was in grade school while he worked as a Roblox game developer. As a game developer, he created many 3-D models to be used in virtual worlds throughout the online game platform.