Developers, get ready to meet your next interface to the web. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a detailed look at the company’s new Metaverse project. Telling how users would log into one service and their avatar would show up on another platform from there. The idea behind the metaverse is that people should be able to move into this world seamlessly. And feel like it’s natural.
How VR will change
With (VR’s) virtual reality headsets finally hitting people’s homes. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his company’s F8 conference on Wednesday to give a preview. How he imagines that these devices will change. In short, Zuck believes that social interactions in VR will be compelling. That they’ll help us think of our avatars as fully-realized digital selves. He also believes that it’ll take time before we feel comfortable having long conversations with strangers inside virtual spaces. And thinks that it may be some years before we’re ready to do so.
A Detailed Plan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a detailed plan to launch a metaverse where digital items. Like virtual events, video, music, etc, can move across different social platforms. The metapay will use Facebook currency to buy and sell these digital items of content. That means users on Facebook, Amazon or any other social platform could see content they own in games or apps available to them elsewhere. Zuckerberg said his goal is that when people think about what they want to share with friends in 10 years time. They won’t have to think about where it’s from. It will just be from their friends and community. He further said that Meta pay will be the easiest and world wide payment method.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has detailed a plan to build out a virtual world called The Metaverse. The Metaverse, which will be made up of VR experiences and digital items, will move across platforms and mediums. Zuckerberg shared his vision in an open letter on Facebook. By 2025, he said he envisions people visiting a virtual world that blurs real life and fiction. And it’s mostly dominated by social media companies. Zuckerberg added that the organization has as of late been dealing with coordinating NFTs into Instagram and Facebook.
Give everyone the power to create
Zuckerberg noted that Facebook is a central part of our lives. And we’re connected to it through our phones and computers. But he wants Facebook to be part of other experiences as well, whether it’s virtual reality or some future technology. To that end, Zuckerberg laid out his vision for a metaverse — an interconnected network where people can interact with each other regardless of what device they’re using, and create digital items over the time.
Build new platforms that bring people together
Mark Zuckerberg announced his company’s plan to build new platforms that allow digital items such as messages, photos and social connections to move across different applications. Facebook is working on three main areas: augmented reality, artificial intelligence and connectivity between people. Zuckerberg described it as what we are calling the metaverse, referring to a concept outlined in a virtual reality movie called The Matrix.
Build community and connection
The company is exploring ways to use Facebook’s recently-launched Metaverse platform to allow users to create 3D representations of themselves— and perhaps even digital items that they can then move across platforms. As reported by Business Insider, Zuckerberg revealed during a recent Q&A session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that he has long dreamed of creating a metaverse, or a shared virtual space where people can interact with each other. It sounds like Facebook could be building its own version of Second Life or another similar platform, though Zuckerberg didn’t get into specifics.
Zuckerberg said at F8, his company’s annual developer conference. The metapay system is designed to send money between different versions of his firm’s apps with a single click—such as paying a friend using Venmo within Messenger or buying virtual goods in one game but using them in another.