Facebook decides to hire 10,000 people to make Metaverse a reality

Monday, October 18, 2021

Metaverse: It may seem like a big invention, but what is it and how can it change our lives?

Technology company Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in Europe to develop a virtual reality platform called Metaverse. Metaverse will be an online world where people will be able to work and interact in addition to playing games in a virtual environment through a VR headset.

The concept of Metaverse is being seen as the future of the Internet.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive officer, is a big supporter of the Metaverse concept.

Facebook's announcement to hire 10,000 people in Europe to develop Metawors comes at a time when allegations by a former official are prompting proposals to regulate the company. Facebook said in a blog post that "Metaverse can be a means of creating new creative, economic and social opportunities and Europeans can play a key role in its creation."

The Facebook blog says that the next five years will create jobs for skilled engineers. Facebook says there are several benefits to investing in the EU, including a large consumer market, top universities, and a presence of highly talented people. Some say Facebook's announcement to recruit 10,000 people in Europe to develop Metaverse is an attempt to divert attention from scandals and restore its reputation in recent months.

Frances Hogan, a former Facebook executive, has accused Facebook management in recent weeks of being reluctant to do so for profit, knowing how to secure the platform. ۔

What is Meta Versus?

Experts and analysts say that the second major invention by technology companies will be the Metaverse, which is still a matter of debate.

The concept is attracting the attention and resources of technology giants such as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Tim Sweeney of Epic Games. Some people think that Metaverse is the future of the Internet, while for the general public it may just be a better version of virtual reality.

It's being seen as virtual reality, and the idea is that it could make as much difference as the low-end mobile phones of the 1980s and the smartphones of today. After this new invention, instead of using the computer, you will have to use a headset to go into the virtual world of Metaverse and this will allow you to stay in touch with all digital environments.

Unlike virtual reality, which is currently used for most gaming, the virtual world can be practically used for anything like work, games, concerts, cinema, and gossiping outside. Most people think that you will be able to get a 3D avatar that will represent you, that is, the way you want to use it.

Because this is just a concept, no single definitive definition of meteors has been agreed upon.

How did it suddenly become such a big thing?

The digital world and augmented reality are discussed every few years. But after that, it usually ends without any result.

But wealthy investors and big technology companies are excited about Metaverse and no one wants to be left behind if it becomes the future of the Internet. In addition, it is realized that for the first time, technology has almost reached there. Virtual reality gaming and connectivity are probably getting to the point where it is needed.

Why does it include Facebook?

Facebook has made the development of Metaverse one of its top priorities. It has invested heavily in virtual reality through its Oculus headsets, and some analysts believe it has made it so cheap compared to its competitors that they may even be at a loss. The company is also developing virtual reality apps for workplaces and social interactions, including apps that interact with the real world.

But Facebook, which has bought several rivals in the past, claims that Metaverse "will not be built overnight by a single company." It has also promised to cooperate with other companies.

Facebook recently provided $50 million in funding to nonprofit groups to contribute to 'responsibly preparing metaverse. But the company estimates that Metavers will take another 10 to 15 years to become a reality.

Who else is interested in Metaverse?

Mr. Sweeney, head of Apex Games, the maker of the popular video game Fortnite, has long talked about his ambitions for Metaverse. Online multiplayer games have been providing players with the opportunity to play in a shared world for decades. These are not meteors, but some of the concepts in them are similar.

In recent years, Fortnite has expanded its product line and hosted concerts, brand events, and more in its digital world. The possibilities that emerged from it impressed many, and Sweeney's vision of meteors became popular.

In addition, other games are coming closer to the concept of Metaverse. Roblox, for example, is a platform that allows thousands of individual games to connect to a larger ecosystem. In the meantime, Unity is investing in a digital development platform called Digital Twins, which will be digital copies of the real world. On the other hand, the well-known graphics card maker Nvidia is building its own Omni Versus, which it says will be a platform to connect virtual, 3D worlds.

So is it just about games?

no. Although there are many theories as to what would happen to Metaverse, most of them are based on human relationships.

Facebook, for example, is experimenting with virtual reality meetings through its workplace app and social platforms called Horizons. Both use their virtual avatar systems. Another app, VR Chat, focuses on online meetings and chats, and its purpose is nothing more than to experience different environments and meet people.

There may be other apps we don't know about yet.

Sweeney recently told the Washington Post that he envisions a world where you can drive a new car model (in virtual reality) for yourself. Maybe when you are shopping online, you can try digital clothes yourself first and order them when you are satisfied.

Does it have the technology?

Virtual reality has grown exponentially in recent years, and high-end headsets can deceive the human eye into 3D viewing.

In addition, it is making its place in ordinary lives. The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset used for gaming was a popular Christmas gift in 2020. The growing interest in non-flammable tokens (NFTs), a reliable way to determine the ownership of digital assets, also hints at how the virtual economy will work.

And the more developed digital world will need a more reliable mobile Internet that could be made possible with the advent of Five G. Everything is in its infancy right now. The evolution of Metavers (if any) will continue to cause competition between major technology companies for the next decade or so.

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