As Metaverse brings together thousands of apps and different virtual world platforms, your own avatar under different apps or platforms can act as your single point of entry and persistent identity for you to explore, interact and engage in the Metaverse.
In Hinduism, an avatar or avatara, is the incarnation of an Immortal Being, or of the Ultimate Supreme Being. It derives from the Sanskrit word 'avatara' which means "descent" and usually implies a deliberate descent into mortal realms for special purposes.
Technically, avatars can take on any shape or form as long as they have humanoid features such as moveable limbs, upper and lower torsos, and a face capable of expression. With these prerequisites, your avatar may look as similar to or as different from your appearance in the real world. VR applications across the industry have their own take on avatars, which are rendered as per the needs of a specific use case.
Let’s listen to my digital twin, Dr Kate’s avatar singing a song sung by Dr Kate Kwan.