Facebook Wants Us to Live in the Metaverse

Facebook Wants Us to Live in the Metaverse


Publication Title
The New York Times
Publication/Creation Date
August 5 2021
Creators/Contributors
Kyle Chayka (creator)
Mark Zuckerberg (contributor)
Facebook (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"In a Facebook earnings call last week, Mark Zuckerberg outlined the future of his company. The vision he put forth wasn’t based on advertising, which provides the bulk of Facebook’s current profits, or on an increase in the over-all size of the social network, which already has nearly three billion monthly active users. Instead, Zuckerberg said that his goal is for Facebook to help build the “metaverse,” a Silicon Valley buzzword that has become an obsession for anyone trying to predict, and thus profit from, the next decade of technology. “I expect people will transition from seeing us primarily as a social-media company to seeing us as a metaverse company,” Zuckerberg said. It was a remarkable pivot in messaging for the social-media giant, especially given the fact that the exact meaning of the metaverse, and what it portends for digital life, is far from clear. In the earnings call, Zuckerberg offered his own definition. The metaverse is “a virtual environment where you can be present with people in digital spaces,” he said. It’s “an embodied Internet that you’re inside of rather than just looking at. We believe that this is going to be the successor to the mobile Internet.”"
HCI Platform
Wearables
Relation to Body
On
Related Body Part
Eye
Source
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/infinite-scroll/facebook-wants-us-to-live-in-the-metaverse