The social networking web site will proceed to be known as Fb however the brand new identify displays, in response to CEO Mark Zuckerbeg, their work investing within the metaverse.
The metaverse is a time period coined within the dystopian novel Snow Crash three a long time in the past and now attracting buzz in Silicon Valley, in response to Reuters. It refers broadly to the concept of a shared digital realm which may be accessed by folks utilizing completely different gadgets.
“Proper now, our model is so tightly linked to 1 product that it could possibly’t presumably symbolize every part that we’re doing right now, not to mention sooner or later,” mentioned Zuckerberg.
However his announcement was met by many jokes and expressions of incredulity. Fb attempting to enterprise out into an all encompassing on-line world the place folks can sport, work and talk in a digital setting, typically with the assistance of digital actuality headsets? That is about as dystopian as you may get.