There is a lot of speculation about what ‘the Metaverse’ will be. Although we have some idea of what it may look like, there are some variations on the theme based on the vision of the developing tech giant.
For Meta, this metaverse future ideal is controlled via MZ, who recently revealed his vision for the future of the human-digital-connection.
Joe Rogan recently interviewed Mark Zuckerberg on his vision for the Metaverse. You can watch this interview at the Daily Motion here.
The Times ran a great summary of this interview of MZ’s vision in a recent write-up of the interview*. This includes:
- launching a new VR headset – increasing non-verbal avatar expressions and feelings of ‘presence’ with others in VR
- a future that includes AR glasses where people interact with the physical world via digital overlays
- normalising holograms that can be beamed into a geographically distant office
- more realistic avatars
- directly competing with passive TV ‘screen time’ allowing people to actively virtually socialise with others
Although there are a lot of upsides to hologram (Star Wars-like) usage. There are some potential downsides that need to be considered. These could be (but are not limited to):
- personal and company security
- potential issues around hologram based cyberbullying or cyberstalking
- the ability to harvest real-life data
The potential of the metaverse is both interesting and intimidating. The race is on for big tech companies to be the first to develop this future.
You can also view an explanation of MZ’s view of the Metaverse as well as an interview with him and Tim Ferriss.