This Thursday the annual conference will be held Facebook Connect, where its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is expected to give more details about the metaverse project and the future of the company.
Facebook’s new bet is what its founder calls “the metaverse”, which is a virtual space where people can be present with friends and family, and interact as they would in person.
Work on the metaverse has already begun; recently, the company announced that it will create 10 thousand new jobs throughout the European Union, during the next five years, for its development; Besides that will invest 10 billion dollars in its Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality division, also aimed at the development of this virtual space.
“I consider this work to be fundamental to our mission because providing a sense of presence, as if you were there with another person, that is the holy grail of the online social experience,” Zuckerberg said Monday, before the Conference takes place. from Facebook Connect.
In addition to the metaverse, the plans and developments in virtual reality and augmented reality, as well as the future of the company – in which Zuckerberg has already made it clear that his new target and priority audience will be young people between 18 and 29 years old -, rumors about Facebook’s possible name change are expected to be confirmed or dispelled.
The Facebook Connect conference will start this Thursday, October 28 with the keynote by Mark Zuckerberg, which will take place at 12:00 hours, Mexico City time, and will be broadcast live through the Facebook Reality Labs. More information about the event and the agenda at: facebookconnect.com.
“We will start with a keynote address, not to be missed, followed by developer briefings and John Carmack’s signature unscripted commentary. Together we will explore the tools and trends that make interaction in virtual and augmented reality a more immersive and connected experience. And we’ll explore what it takes to bring the metaverse to life, ”Facebook wrote on its blog.
This event comes at a time when the social media giant faces great challenges, demands and a shower of criticism and questioning of the documents leaked and published in various media, where it is basically stated that the company has always prioritized its interests and profits over the well-being and safety of its users, as well as the quality of content and conversation topics that are exchanged on its social platforms.