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Same happens with AI belittlement, AI naysayers and predicting the AI "fad" ends. Progress goes on.

AI research is your best bet for the Metaverse.
Sora. Video generation models as world simulators
https://openai.com/research/video-generation-models-as-world-simulators
"a promising path towards building general purpose simulators of the physical world."
Read "Emerging simulation capabilities"
"[...] We find that video models exhibit a number of interesting emergent capabilities when trained at scale. These capabilities enable Sora to simulate some aspects of people, animals and environments from the physical world. These properties emerge without any explicit inductive biases for 3D, objects, etc.—they are purely phenomena of scale.

3D consistency. Sora can generate videos with dynamic camera motion. As the camera shifts and rotates, people and scene elements move consistently through three-dimensional space. [...] Interacting with the world. Sora can sometimes simulate actions that affect the state of the world in simple ways. For example, a painter can leave new strokes along a canvas that persist over time, or a man can eat a burger and leave bite marks [...] Simulating digital worlds. Sora is also able to simulate artificial processes–one example is video games. Sora can simultaneously control the player in Minecraft with a basic policy while also rendering the world and its dynamics in high fidelity."
Look at the video of Sora generating and playing Minecraft.
It has limitations and it's not real-time (yet), but the models are becoming better and better.

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