Metaverse Unveiled: The Journey from Facebook to Meta

By Joey Ricard - November 1, 2021

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Metaverse is a virtual world. It integrates social networking, online gaming, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and cryptocurrency to allow people to connect digitally. 

Augmented reality overlays visual components, sound, and other sensory input onto real-world situations to improve user experience. Virtual reality, on the other hand, is wholly virtual and enriches fictional realities. 

As the metaverse expands, it will develop online places that would allow more multidimensional user interactions than current technologies. Users in metaverse will be able to immerse themselves in an environment where the digital and physical world collide, rather than only watching digital content.

On October 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new Meta name at the Connect 2021 conference, describing it as a social tech business. 

 

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You will be pretty much able to do practically anything you can think of in the metaverse, including meeting with friends and family, work, learning, creating, etc. – as well as wholly new experiences that do not really match how we think about computers or phones today.

You can teleport instantly as a hologram avatar to be at the office without a commute, at a concert with pals, or in your parent’s living room to catch up in the future. This was declared by Zuckerberg’s Founders Letter, 2021 on October 28, 2021.

At meta.com, you can watch the entire Connect presentation and discover more about how the metaverse will open up new possibilities. On their design blog, you can read more about their work developing the Meta brand over the last several months, “Meta had a banner ad on its website.” 

According to Zuckerberg’s letter, meta produced a film that examines how you could use the metaverse one day.   

 

Taking a Look at the Metaverse

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Around late June 2021, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, presented a brand new idea to his employees. If his initiative is a success, then it would take the future of Facebook to a whole different dimension. 

He said that Facebook would evolve to become a maximalist, providing users a complete experience instead of an interconnected set of social media apps and the hardware to support them. 

He strives to build a completely different world, and that would be known as the metaverse. The company that has been focusing on building tools for creators, communities, commerce, virtual reality would now work to make the vision of metaverse a reality. 

Mark Zuckerberg made this statement while addressing his employees in a remote meeting. He wants to see how many different themes blend to create something massively unique and special. 

What is helping them bring this vision to life is their goals and objectives that surpass all limitations and boundaries. 

The term “metaverse” was first found in the sci-fi novel “Snow Crash” written by Neal Stephenson and published in 1992. 

Metaverse can be defined as the merging of augmented, virtual, and physical reality in a shared online space. 

Facebook has been talking about the metaverse for a while, stating in a press release dated October 17, 2021, that the metaverse is “a world within a world”, a new era of interconnected virtual experiences based on virtual and augmented reality technologies. 

The theory behind it is that by establishing a stronger sense of virtual presence, online interaction can become much more similar to in-person interactions. Investors and companies want to be a part of what may be the next big thing. Thus the interest in the metaverse is projected to skyrocket. 

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Before announcing the name change, Zuckerberg told technology site The Verge that the metaverse is going to be a significant priority, and he thinks that this is really going to be a big part of the next chapter for the way that the internet evolves after the mobile internet.

He also believes it will be the next great chapter for our firm since we will be tripling down in this area.

The metaverse, according to proponents, is the next step in the evolution of the internet. 

Facebook, for example, has already made significant investments in the AR and VR sector, building hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets and is developing AR glasses and wristband technology.

Facebook will essentially move from people considering them as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company, during the next several years, according to Zuckerberg, who believes AR glasses could one day be as common as smartphones. 

 

COVID-19’s Impact on Metaverse

 

As more and more individuals work from home and attend online classes due to the pandemic, interest in the metaverse skyrocketed. 

Of course, even in a post COVID world, there are concerns that the metaverse will make it even simpler for people to spend time together although they are far apart. 

 

Comparing AR and VR

 

Augmented reality involves overlaying visual components, sounds, and other sensory cues in a real-world context to improve the user experience. 

Users can control their presence in the actual world using AR, which can be accessed via a smartphone. 

Virtual reality, on the other hand, is wholly virtual and enriches fictional realities. Virtual reality necessitates the use of a headset device, and users are guided by the system. 

 

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Final Words

 

We will only know if Meta will hold up its end of the promise once it truly becomes a reality in the next couple of years. 

It is undoubtedly true that if Meta fulfills the promise it will be a dream come true for a lot of us. It will be awesome to see what the outcome turns out to be.

Metaverse will bring about a new revolution in the technological sector. 

 

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Joey Ricard

Klizo Solutions was founded by Joseph Ricard, an American who has spent the past 10 years working in India, developing good teams and good processes. We have a team of over 40 people, and we develop high level technology in multiple frameworks.