The story that began in a dorm in college will soon transcend the physical world as the new direction of Facebook starts today with an unanticipated name change.
The company previously was known as Facebook is now known as Meta, the CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces today.
What caused Facebook to alter its logo?
Zuckerberg has lofty plans to redefine what people believe is possible through social media.
The company’s new name is a sign that Facebook, as we know it, will be receiving a facelift in a way.
Facebook established the basis to connect people through images, videos, and even text; Meta hopes to bring another dimension to the user experience.
“Meta” is derived from the word “metaverse,” this refers to an immersive 3D experience that allows multiple people to share an identical virtual world.
Zuckerberg describes his vision of the world:
“The primary characteristic of the Metaverse will be the feeling of being in the present as if you’re there with a person or an entirely different place. Being fully present with another is the ultimate goal of technology that connects people. This is why we are working to build this.
If you’re in the Metaverse, you’ll have the ability to accomplish almost everything you could imagine gathering with family and friends to work, study and shop, play, make — as well as new experiences that don’t correspond to the way we think about smartphones or computers in the present.”
He then outlines the possibility of a use case unrelated to the way we currently use technology.
In the Zuckerberg metaverse, users connect using VR helmets and communicate with one another as Holograms.
The virtual world that they connect with is created to be akin to the real world.
Workers can join the Metaverse and meet for a gathering, for instance. It’s like being all in the same space, even the fact that they’re located in different countries.
Maybe a more enjoyable idea of what’s feasible in the Metaverse- take concerts in which the attendance doesn’t depend on a person’s physical location.
You can see your favorite artist along with a friend from another state without the two of you need to travel.
“Shortly, you’ll be able to quickly teleport in a hologram in the office with no commute, or at the concert with your friends or even in the living room of your parents to chat. This will give you many opportunities regardless of the location you reside. You’ll have the chance to spend more time doing what is important to you, reduce time spent in traffic, and decrease the carbon footprint of your home.”
Do these experiences provide a sufficient substitute for the real world? Do people want to utilize technology in this manner?
Zuckerberg believes there’s a good reason. But he’s not rid of his existing platforms.
Here’s what’s coming up to come for Facebook Meta and Facebook. Meta.
What Happens Now Facebook Changed Its Name?
As time goes on in the future, Facebook’s apps will be a separate entity. Facebook applications will be part of an entirely different division of the business. A separate division will be established to handle all future work on platforms.
The current apps are the second priority, and Zuckerberg states that his firm will be “metaverse-first.”
“From from now on, we’ll be Metaverse first and not first on Facebook. You won’t require an account on your Facebook account to access the other products we offer shortly. When our brand appears within our offerings, I’m hoping everyone around the globe comes to understand Meta as the Meta company and its future we’re building for.”
There’s no evidence to suggest that Facebook as a service will be going anywhere soon.
Marketing and business owners can collectively breathe peace of mind knowing that there won’t be any disruption of services currently being used.
Metaverse-related services from the company can be used alongside Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
In the end, it’s not a requirement to go into the realm of metaphysics if it’s not something you’re willing to understand yet.
Zuckerberg pushes his metaverse idea extremely hard. However, I’m not convinced that joining will be a prerequisite to utilize the other offerings.
The time will tell how many people share his enthusiasm for the project.