Boeing plans to build a metaverse plane by 2023

Mark Zuckerberg announced during the Facebook Connect virtual conference at the end of October 1300 his vision of metavers , that is to say the immersive environment that Facebook wants to create. In this new social media platform, people not only interact with each other but have a virtual life in intangible worlds.

Even though the project to create a metaverse was born there a few years ago, the coronavirus accelerated the process. The Covid – 15 has passed and many measures have been taken, including confinement and social distancing. These measures have caused the majority of the population to turn to the digital world. People did not have physical contact for months and all looked to the virtual world. Hence the success of the metaverse.

© moovstock / 123 RF.COM Many companies are betting on this new parallel world, in particular Boeing which announced that it was going to design a airplane in digital reality.

Boeing integrates Web 3.0

Boeing has put everything in place to integrate web 3.0 which has really been taking shape for some time. He wants the operation and exploration of air services to be doable in the digital world. This project should normally be completed within two years. Even this project is akin to a digital revolution, its main objectives will be the improvement of quality and security.

Integrating into the virtual world requires a lot of investment and the price is up to 15 billions of dollars. The purpose of this creation of an airplane in the metaverse is to move forward without deviating from specific programs or tools. Boeing wants its next creations to be a mix of 3D replicas of the “digital twins” of physical prototype aircraft.

Farewell paper media?

The concept is that even years after the start of commercial service of new aircraft models, the “digital twin ”Is connected by a digital wire. This will then bring together every piece of information about the aircraft since its inception, that is to say, from airline requirements to millions of parts, not to mention the thousands of pages of certification documents that even go deep into the supply chain. ‘supply.

This will bring great changes to the practices of archaic papers. Until now, Boeing’s approach has seen gradual progress at the heart of specific jet programs or tools. Like any project, this one represents a huge challenge. Already, there are the technical problems on the Boeing mini-jumbo 777 X and the military training jet T -7A RedHawk, also designed using digital tools. The question is therefore whether this project is really worth pursuing, or not.