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What Is The Metaverse? Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg announces the social networking company with a new name called,’ Meta’

In our modern era, everything has its own improvement and new things are found everywhere. Even though our life has a lot of changes, we can able to see the difference between our old days and new days. A new change is coming soon. First of all, we need to know what is metaverse. So, let’s discuss it.

What Is The Metaverse?

Our social media apps are also booming with many new features. Some of us are happy with those new features. And some may not like them. We may also be able to pay money with our social media apps. It acts as a bridge to connect our long-lived loved ones. 

Facebook becomes Meta

In the latest buzz, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the social networking company with a new name called,’ Meta‘. 

Metaverse:

Facebook has changed its name to “Meta” in a different way from social media. It is developing towards “The Metaverse,” a digital world that will be the next generation of the internet. Social media’s giant Facebook has changed its name to “Meta” as part of a rebrand as it meant to highlight the importance of the company’s development “The Metaverse.” 

“From now on, we’re going to be Metaverse first, not Facebook first,” said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. 

What Is The Metaverse?
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Talking about the Metaverse, it is a world of endless, interconnecting virtual communities where people can meet, work and play. … But Zuckerberg and his team believes the only tech visionaries with ideas are the metaverse, which will include a mix of virtual reality and other technologies. 

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Facebook wants to move beyond smartphones. The iPhone came into existence in 2007 and while Apple still continues to rule and is doing so. It is clear that the tech companies are looking beyond smartphones for improvement. Zuckerberg’s thought that the real world with digital imaginations and the smartphone really has no place in this Combo. We need to produce some technology, probably a Virtual Reality (VR) headset of the time which was introduced by Zuckerberg’s Oculus. 

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VR Headset:

The main plan is to change from smartphones and laptops to VR headsets. The basic idea here is instead of video conferencing, the old one we can go with a VR headset. Facebook is creating its Horizon Workrooms to interact with colleagues in virtual reality. Workers can create avatars ( cartoon-like characters ) and can communicate with colleagues in virtual meetings. While Horizon Workrooms continue to work in beta testing to bring new technology.

Horizon Workrooms
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And the launch of this workroom during this pandemic would connect people everywhere. People would continue to work with some restrictions. While you are in a Zoom meeting, you will have the option to turn off the camera/or microphone but with Horizon you can actually able to watch and engage with your colleagues’ virtual avatars. You can visualize them standing up, giving a presentation, and raising hands in the meeting, and instantly you will know who is not present, even though their avatar is there.

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Written by Meenakshi R

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