Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, that the Facebook Group will rename itself "Meta."
The names of the services "Facebook", "Instagram" and "Whatsapp" will remain as they are for the time being. Zuckerberg is thus setting the future direction of the Group towards a metaverse - that is, its future of digital communication.
All the important details about the metaverse can be found in his Founder's Letter, 2021
To this end, he writes:
In the metaverse, you can do almost anything you can imagine - meet with friends and family, work, learn, play, shop, create - as well as completely new experiences that don't really fit with how we think about computers or phones today.
The Metaverse Film - The OASIS becomes reality
If you take a close look at his Film - Facebook Connect 2021
on the Metaverse, you will find many parallels to the OASIS
, a virtual world in the book or movie "Ready Player One
". He wants to realize his own "OASIS" with "Meta".
The film shows how the metaverse could work one day from Facebook's point of view. Things get interesting at minute 4. Here are a few screenshots:
Personally, I think he's been watching too much Ready Player One
What do you think about it?