theThe metaverse embodies the future of the social network, according to its founder, Mark Zuckerberg.
“I hope in 5 years people will look at us (…) primarily as a metaverse,” he said in an interview with The Verge last week.
La nouvelle ambition du géant californien dépendra de sa division de réalité virtuelle (VR) et de réalité augmentée, “Facebook Reality Labs” (FRL), dirigée par Andrew Bosworth, responsable notamment des casques immersifs à culis desés, principals de utilis. … at this moment.
The people were recruited from the Instagram app as well as from Facebook Gaming and Oculus.
“To achieve our metaverse vision, we need to build the connective tissue between (different) digital spaces — to overcome physical limitations and be able to navigate between them just as easily as moving between rooms in a home.” his boss on his Facebook page on Monday.
He continued, “The primary quality of the metaverse will be presence – feeling really present with people – and FRL has been building products that have brought presence to different digital spaces for years.”
The metaverse defines a cyberspace parallel to physical reality in which a community of people can interact in the form of avatars. The concept was developed by author Neil Stephenson in a science fiction novel.
Some communities associated with video games have created embryonic universes, such as Roblox (a platform that includes countless games created by children and teens) or Fortnite (a shooter and survival game that has conquered 350 million people).
At the end of last April, for example, more than 12 million players followed five virtual concerts of American rapper Travis Scott, who appeared as an avatar on Fortnite.
Gradually, screens, holograms, virtual reality headsets and augmented reality glasses should allow smooth “movements” of virtual universes in physical places, such as “teleportation,” according to Mark Zuckerberg.
“I’ve always thought that this is the holy grail of social interactions,” he explains in an interview with The Verge, where he decries the limits of the smartphone as a means of communication and access to digital spaces.
The metaverse, “it’s the successor to the mobile internet,” he says again.
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