On Thursday, 28/10/21, or if you are in the USA 10/28/21 Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook announced he will officially became the CEO and chairman of Meta, the new parent company name for Facebook.
The rebrand is to make the brand futuristic it is about solidifying the social media giant as being about the metaverse, which Zuckerberg sees as the future of the internet. Zuckerberg is staying in control of everything.
The definition of ‘Metaverse’ has a rather broad meaning: it doesn’t necessarily exist, it is speculative with the hopes that developers and coders will in the future turn this concept into a reality. Metaverse is a vision for the future iteration of the Internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe. The metaverse in a broader sense may not only refer to virtual worlds but the Internet as a whole, including the entire spectrum of augmented reality.
We are spiritual beings in physical bodies, imagine if technology could make us immortal. Imagine teleporting to the other side of the world using augmented reality and holograms. Imagine educating surgeons to perform operations or hold conferences in virtual reality boardrooms. Imagine what this would do for our planet. This concept would help the environment cut down on emissions and help people with disabilities to venture into the yonder where previously it was not possible.
Matthew Ball, author of the extensive Metaverse Primer wrote:
“The Metaverse is an expansive network of persistent, real-time rendered 3D worlds and simulations that support continuity of identity, objects, history, payments, and entitlements, and can be experienced synchronously by an effectively unlimited number of users, each with an individual sense of presence.”
PROJECT CAMBRIA HEADSET
“Project Cambria” codenamed, is a virtual reality device and will probably be quite an expensive one, it is the headset for the future. Mark Zuckerberg believes that a billion people will be connected to the metaverse within the next decade. The headset won’t be a replacement for the Oculus Quest.
Metaverse “improved social presence” isn’t actually technology as such it is a futuristic concept that is being evolved by developers and coders with the vision technologies that will allow people to live in a virtual world. “Facebook”, eg, the new brand name “Meta” uses this phrase to describe the value of interactions on Instagram and Facebook the platform.
Last week the company announced plans to hire 10,000 people across the EU to help bring this concept to fruition.
The metaverse is a concept coined in the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash to describe a kind of three-dimensional virtual reality version of the internet where people are present as avatars and move through a digital representation of a physical world.
However, holograms are nothing new, in fact, a city in Saudia Arabia “NEOM” is dubbed as the futuristic city. Neom a cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia is incorporating smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination created the vision of a Prince’s $500 Billion Desert Dream: Flying Cars, Robot Dinosaurs, and a Giant Artificial Moon. The site is located in the north of the Red Sea, east of Egypt across the Strait of Tiran, and south of Israel and Jordan.
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