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The Metaverse… Will Facebook’s name change affect you?

November 2021

You’ve most likely seen everywhere that Facebook has changed their name, but it won’t be affecting the existing app, instead, it will be the above that maintains all of the apps that belong to them. So when you check your phone, you will still see the same names for Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp! Not the Metaverse.

The app that maintains them all is now called Meta, the Greek word for beyond, Zuckerberg explains in recent videos. He said ‘It symbolises that there is always more to build and always more chapters to add to the story’

Meta’s first big launch is virtual reality software. This has been created to connect people by using holograms and avatars. This is also broken into different sectors; Horizon Home, Metaverse and Project Cambria. 

The metaverse avatar of CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg.

What is Project Cambria?

Project Cambria is the name of the headset, created to support this virtual reality world. It’s set to be at a reasonably high price point, as it will have better features than current VR headsets out there. Some of these features include: improved social presence, Colour Passthrough, and Pancake Optics.

Another realistic feature for Project Cambria, has been the headset including new sensors in the device, which will allow people’s virtual avatars to maintain eye contact with each other. This will come in handy for the Metaverse. 

The Metaverse picture of man jumping in video game

The Metaverse…

The Metaverse is where the physical and digital worlds come together. It is a space where digital representations of people – avatars – interact at work and play, meeting in their office, going to gigs and even trying on different outfits. 

In the video, Zuckerberg was explaining how the new hybrid of, working from home and the office is here to stay, and Metaverse fully supports the idea. He mentioned that it is better for the environment and time management, would you work in a Metaverse? 

They also made a point of creating online parties. Ideal to celebrate with people all over the world, no matter where you live. Which could be helpful if you have friends and family overseas. 

“We believe the Metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet, we’ll be able to feel present – like we’re right there with people no matter how far apart we actually are.” – Mark Zuckerberg, CEO. 

The Metaverse animation
To conclude, the Facebook app, which most of us are familiar with, is here to stay. However, the company as a whole has changed to Meta with the idea to go forward with VR software.

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