Formerly Facebook Inc, the parent company behind the Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and the virtual reality company Oculus is now Meta Platforms Inc. On OCt 28, 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Meta in a virtual event Connect 2021.

“Right now, our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything that we are doing today, let alone in the future,” Mark Zuckerberg said.

It will bring company’s all apps and technologies together. The focus of the Meta will be to bring Metaverse in people’s life. Metaverse is a term that refers to the idea of a shared virtual environment which can be accessed.

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The metaverse will let you share alluring experiences with other people even when you can’t be together. You will do the things together that you could not do together in the physical world when you are not together.

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The company name change is accompanied by the new logo. The ‘ infinity ‘ symbol will replace previously Thumbs up ‘Like’ logo of Facebook.

Facebook, Instagram, and its other sister apps also remain a giant business. It will be generating more than $86 billion in annual revenue and serving more than 3.5 billion people worldwide.

The metaverse will be social and let you socialize with people in 3D spaces. Where you can learn, play, collaborate with people. It will be beyond your imagination. Watch to Mark Zuckerberg share their vision for bringing the metaverse to life together.

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Mark Zuckerberg has explained metaverse as a “virtual environment” you can go inside of, instead of just looking at on a screen. People can meet, work and play, using augmented reality glasses, virtual reality headsets, smartphone apps or any other devices.

Mark said that he expects the metaverse to reach a billion people within the next decade. He hopes this new technology will create millions of jobs for the creators.

What’s Metaverse:

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The idea was first coined by the 1992 novel Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. A persistent virtual reality world navigated by the book’s protagonist. Other sci-fi books, movies, and TV shows like The Matrix, Ready Player One, and Stranger Things also explored the concepts of “mirrorworlds” where everything in the real world had a digital counterpart.

A reality on Digital that combines aspects of social media, online gaming, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and cryptocurrencies to allow users to interact virtually. Metaverse is a speculative future iteration of the Internet part of shared virtual reality, often as a form of social media. The metaverse is too far from existence, as of today. 

In the metaverse, it is like your parallel universe. You can go to school, go to work, play games, watch concerts, browse store shelves, and much more without really going there. If the internet is two-dimensional—text and images on flat screens—think of the metaverse as three-dimensional and multi-sensory including touch.

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