10. Future

Human science and technology are always evolving, and even the speed of technological progress always surprises us. The future fascinates us and attracts us to explore relentlessly. We may not know exactly what it will be like, but we know what is the necessary path to reach the expected future and start to implement it from now on.
Edge computing: As the network transmission speed accelerates, the computation is computed more on the server-side edge computing node rather than improve the performance of the end services. Imagine, you certainly hate to wear bulky XR devices into the metaverse space. And if metaverse applications are run by server-side edge computing nodes, the XR devices only receive images and transmit instructions, which will make XR devices as light as ordinary glasses and make them popular as Bluetooth headphones in the future. People can wear XR glasses to enter the metaverse anytime and anywhere.
The initial architecture of Ethanim was designed with this vision in vision. The reliable state machine of Ethanim is compatible with any operating system and can be installed and deployed on any edge computing node.
Privacy computing: For an open decentralized network, privacy disclosure is a problem that cannot be ignored. All activities and data on the blockchain are openly accessible to anyone. To a certain extent, this guarantees the transparency of the system and improves users' confidence about the openness and fairness of the system, but it also gives rise to many other problems, such as it is easy to trace the transaction, and user identity and asset information are easily exposed. Actually, the system should allow users to freely choose how to handle their privacy, make it public or hidden.
Ethanim will implement privacy computing in future planning. Users can freely specify which data can be made public or hidden. It will provide users with human-friendly experiences.
Metaverse: By reviewing the development of the Internet from PC local area network to mobile Internet, the sense of immersion in the Internet has gradually improved, people's participation is a gradual increase, the transmission speed of information is faster and faster, and the virtual world gets closer to the reality. Under this trend, the metaverse abysmally close to the real world is recognized as the "ultimate form" of the Internet.
Different from the physical real world, the metaverse is composed of countless virtual worlds to expand without boundaries. Users can enter any completely different virtual world anytime and anywhere to work, live, socialize, earn income, etc. In the metaverse, you can experience a different life beyond the entertainment in games. The metaverse will significantly boost the richness and value of digital assets, which will create an economic system and the scale of wealth will far exceed the physical world.
With the continuous breakthroughs in the underlying technologies such as blockchain, 5G/6G, VR/AR and edge computing, people get closer to their expected metaverse. The original intention of Ethanim is to flexibly integrate and be compatible with various frontier techniques, which can provide an integrated solution for metaverse applications and become the infrastructure of the metaverse.
As mentioned before, technological innovations move too fast to predict the future. The attitude of research and development for science should keep a foresighted enough vision to implement according to the realistic situations and plan for the future. Based on this philosophy, we encourage the community to promote the Ethanim ecosystem together.