Earlier today, the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg shared a photo where he stood before a plain billboard that had Meta written boldly on it. Captioning it, he wrote “Hello Meta”. However, that came after a few hours of speculations flooded the webspace.
Zuckerberg has affirmed this by giving a gist of how the new phase of the internet and social media will be.
“When I started Facebook, we mostly typed text on websites. When we got phones with cameras, the internet became more visual and mobile. As connections got faster, video became a richer way to share experiences. We’ve gone from desktop to web to mobile; from text to photos to video. But this isn’t the end of the line,” He wrote.
“The next platform will be even more immersive — an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it. We call this the metaverse, and it will touch every product we build.”
He continued by stating that “Think about how many physical things you have today that could just be holograms in the future. Your TV, your perfect work setup with multiple monitors, your board games and more — instead of physical things assembled in factories, they’ll be holograms designed by creators around the world.”
“You’ll move across these experiences on different devices — augmented reality glasses to stay present in the physical world, virtual reality to be fully immersed, and phones and computers to jump in from existing platforms. This isn’t about spending more time on screens; it’s about making the time we already spend better.”
Facebook believes that connection is evolving so it has to evolve too. So, it believes that the metaverse is the next evolution of social connection. The company’s vision is to help bring the metaverse to life, therefore they are changing the name to reflect their commitment to this future.