Facebook wants to make a shift from social media to being a part of the metaverse, a virtual world where people can meet, work and play. Photo: AFP
Facebook wants to make a shift from social media to being a part of the metaverse, a virtual world where people can meet, work and play. Photo: AFP
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What is the metaverse, why does Facebook want in and how will it work? Here’s why it could be the future

  • Mark Zuckerberg wants people to start seeing Facebook as a metaverse company – a ‘virtual environment’ you can go inside of – not just a social media one
  • However, many enthusiasts have concerns about a new digital world tied to a company that could access even more personal data than it already does now

Facebook wants to make a shift from social media to being a part of the metaverse, a virtual world where people can meet, work and play. Photo: AFP
Facebook wants to make a shift from social media to being a part of the metaverse, a virtual world where people can meet, work and play. Photo: AFP
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