mobile metaverse puts forward four major demands on network performance, one of which is arithmetic power.
It has been argued that the ultimate ideal form of the meta-universe has a near-infinite demand for arithmetic resources. He Baohong, director of the Institute of Cloud Computing and Big Data of the China Academy of Information and Communication Research, points out that the metaverse is moving into the 3D Internet era where virtual and reality converge, and the demand for arithmetic power shows an exponential increase. Related predictions show that, according to the metaverse concept, at least six times of 10 times of the current computing power is needed.
The arithmetic power required for the meta-universe is beyond the reach of existing technologies. “The arithmetic power of the meta-universe era, the chip of the meta-universe, must be based on quantum computing technology, the chip of quantum science then fused with AI technology to build and realize.” Chen Gen, a well-known technology writer, believes that the development of the meta-universe still faces many challenges, not only technical challenges, but also energy challenges. The meta-universe brings large-scale dataization as well as large-scale computing, which requires not only super computing power, but also large-scale electricity.
Behind the powerful and ubiquitous arithmetic resources is the strong support of power resources, and there is a saying in the industry that power is arithmetic. The meta-universe depicts the beauty of the future digital world, but what cannot be avoided is that the meta-universe digital environment is highly dependent on external energy, i.e. electricity. Therefore, the industry believes that the metaverse can never exist independently of the real world.
Will the metaverse succeed? There has been a debate in the industry about this. However, it seems that many technology giants are actively laying out the metaverse market. Statistics show that by the end of 2021, 1,692 companies have applied for 11,400 metaverse trademarks in China. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2026, 30% of global enterprise organizations will have products and services for use in the metaverse.
Where the universe is headed in the future is unknown, but there is no doubt that the age of arithmetic is upon us. Today, whether it is the meta-universe, or the implementation of technologies and applications such as smart healthcare, driverless, fintech, quantum computing, etc., all need the support of computing power. It can be said that arithmetic power has become an important indicator to measure the level of development of a country’s digital economy, which will inject strong power into the digital transformation of various industries and is a new engine to drive the high-quality development of economy and society.