The Metaverse, does it see a future of use in Indonesia?

Meta’s (formerly Facebook) grand plans

Meta, as you probably are aware, formerly known as Facebook, seems to have growing ambitions in what it wants to do and what it wants to set out to accomplish regarding access to media. The product lineup named ‘Quest’ has been out for quite a while and has drawn a fair crowd in terms of excited tech-heads, eager to test and try the wonders that is known as the metaverse. With Meta’s latest release of the Quest 3, it has increasingly made a notable impression on the people who stand on the sidelines intriguingly looking in on what the possibilities of using augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can bring regarding the digitized world of the meta-verse. 


Indonesian university students as the test subjects?

A recent study conducted by Yohannes Kurniawan from the Department of Information Systems, School of Information Systems, Bina Nusantara University in Indonesia to test the ease of use, usefulness, and intention to use metaverse based on their real simulated experience1. The results from the studies are meant to deduce whether or not the technology of the Quest and the use of the meta-verse is viable in mainly education, but business and other environments as well. 


Unfortunately, there are some issues with the use of the Meta-verse in Indonesia 

Some of the larger issues regarding the implementation of the Metaverse in a country like Indonesia are the economy and the infrastructure. Indeed, it is a great tool to use in the assistance of education and the ease of communication between businesses however, the main issue still stands. Additionally, the societies and existing infrastructure still seem to be insufficient in the way of being able to implement the meta-verse widely. As the average wage in Indonesia is set somewhere around a few hundred dollars a month, it is just one of the factors that shows why the implementation of technology to be able to utilize the metaverse can be so much more difficult in a country like Indonesia.


What does this mean for future prospects of the use of the Metaverse in Indonesian everyday life?

The fact that Indonesia’s economy isn’t strong enough to support the widespread use of the technology capable of utilizing the metaverse, future prospects might become attainable if access to it were more accessible and affordable. This also naturally connects to the lack of necessary infrastructure needed for the widespread use of Meta’s exciting new technology, making it unavailable to all Indonesian schools. In the end, what does this mean for Indonesia and its current state? Well, unfortunately, for the time being, it would appear that the broader population of Indonesia will have to wait to delve into the exciting digital world that the metaverse has to offer. Some interesting points provided by the study in the way of some of the aspects that the people and government can focus on right now, include being able to introduce the metaverse to the public, as in its uses and benefits. Making attempts for easier access to the Metaverse is also another point, As well as being able to provide clear and simple instructions on how to best and most effectively be able to utilize this growing technology.


That concludes this daily topic, until next time y’all.




Kurniawan, Y., Liberty, N., Caesar, S., Winardi, C. & Anwar, N. (2023). Study of Metaverse Prospect, Implications and Sustainability Based on Perception of University Students in Indonesia. Journal of Computer Science, 19(12), 1561-1579.