Meta is the new name of Facebook Inc
Facebook Inc has officially renamed itself Meta Platforms Inc. However, Facebook as a social network will continue to exist. The firm that owns Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus is now known as Meta.
Family of Apps and Reality Labs will be the two operating parts of Meta. Those titles are pretty self-explanatory, with the former housing all of the applications you know and are dependent heavily upon (whether you love it or hate it), and the latter housing everything VR and AR.
Meta’s goal is to build what it refers to as “metaverse” while also assisting individuals in connecting, finding communities, and growing enterprises. The future of technology, according to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, is digital worlds where people can communicate with one another. These parallel universes, which he refers to as the “metaverse,” would enable new forms of art, music, entertainment, and commerce.
The metaverse will also be created ethically, with privacy and interoperability in mind, according to the corporation. Quite a bold claim that is!
Facebook’s metaverse initiatives are still in their early stages, but the corporation has released a number of software tools, including technology that allows users to operate programmes with their voice or hands. Facebook’s hardware products are also growing. “This is the next phase of our work, and we believe for the internet as a whole,” said Zuckerberg.
An example of Zuckerberg’s metaverse vision was demonstrated via Cambria, the company’s next-generation virtual reality headgear. Cambria, like other VR headgear, puts a screen so near to your eyes that you believe you’re actually in the virtual world. However, it detects and transmits emotion from the wearer’s face into the metaverse.
More metaverse technologies were teased. Horizon Home is the firm’s “early idea for a metaverse home base.” When you put on your headset, the first thing you’ll see is Horizon Home. You’ll be able to invite your friends to Horizon Home soon, where you’ll be able to hang out, watch videos, and play games and applications together. Horizon Home joins Meta’s “flagship productivity solution,” Horizon Workrooms, which is presently in testing.
Then, there’s Horizon Venues, which offers an all-access pass to virtual concerts, sports, and other events. You get the idea. Hopefully, there will be a lot more clarity on these technologies as they mature over time.
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