Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook (now Meta), recently changed the company’s name to Meta in an effort to position it at the vanguard of the emerging digital frontier known as the metaverse. Today is Mark Zuckerberg’s birthday, so let’s revisit the metaverse and what he sees as its future. When Zuckerberg declared in June 2021 that his company’s future would expand far beyond the current structure, everything got underway. He asserted that Facebook will work to create the “metaverse,” a collection of interconnected experiences right out of science fiction. To put it simply, the metaverse is additional digital content that just exists side by side with a person’s actual life.
The metaverse, a collection of virtual worlds, will let users interact with one another, play games, chat, and shop. While the concept is intriguing, it may also be worrisome in a time when the majority of people are considered to have a “social media problem,” and Zuckerberg’s plan for the same appears to be off to a dismal start.
The majority of people concur that excessive social media use is unhealthy. People who use social media can actually feel the effects on their mental health. These apps may be the cause of a variety of unjustified comparisons, among other things. Contrarily, Metaverse is either several steps ahead or at least one step ahead.
Zuckerberg described his vision for the metaverse, including how anyone can join a virtual video conference at any time. Scary, huh?
The Verge reported on Zuckerberg’s speech to his staff during the introduction of the novel idea. This vision would be realised by the company’s divisions that were focused on products for various communities, creators, and virtual reality. What interests me the most, in my opinion, is how these themes will combine to form a larger concept, according to Zuckerberg. “Bringing the metaverse to life is our overarching goal across all of these activities,” the company states.
In the future, according to the CEO, people will move into the metaverse and fully abandon reality in favour of an universe that they will entirely build and rule. When describing his vision, he asserted that the metaverse will eventually appear when virtual worlds become so alluring that no one would want to leave them. “A lot of people assume the metaverse is about a location, but one description of it is an era when immersive virtual worlds become the main way we live our lives and spend our time,” Lex Fridman stated in a radio interview with him.