Mark Zuckerberg is betting his company’s future on the Metaverse, a virtual space where people interact with each other using avatars and AR/VR technology. user. The question is whether Zuckerberg’s bet on the Metaverse is the future of the Internet, and whether his company will succeed.
One of the biggest parts of that bet is Horizon, Meta’s software for people to interact, work and play in the Metaverse. Horizon is a blend of The Sims, Minecraft, and Roblox where users interact via avatars in virtual worlds they build.
Alex Schultz, CMO and Head of Analytics at Meta, said:
Horizon is currently only available on Meta’s Quest VR headset, but the company plans to bring it to mobile phones and the web soon. Awkward-looking avatars, unwanted interactions with strangers, and the discomfort of a VR headset weighing heavily on your face.
In the latest season finale episode, The Verge’s Alex Heath and Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary join Horizon in headsets. land of giants, Vox Media’s award-winning narrative podcast series about the most influential technology companies of our time. This season is all about Facebook’s transformation to Meta, featuring interviews with senior executives, former employees, and other experts.
Horizon is an important step in Zuckerberg’s push to develop the Metaverse. But that’s not his final vision. His company’s main goal is to release what he called the “Holy Grail” device. It’s lightweight augmented reality glasses that seamlessly layer the digital world over the real world. With Apple planning his own AR headset, how are these two tech giants battling it out over what they think will be the next major computing platform for him? Also find out if
As widely expected, Meta could have a head start in the race to create a popular headset if Apple, a company with a strong privacy reputation and experience building hardware, also joins the race. Our finale episode features Zuckerberg speaking to employees inside the company about the upcoming battle with Apple and what it means for the future of the internet. Contains no audio.
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