Zuckerberg is creating a product team to work on the metaverse, a digital world where people can move between different devices and communicate in a virtual environment.The team will be part of the company’s virtual reality organization, the group’s executive Andrew Bosworth said in a Facebook post.The CEO also said that people could think about the metaverse as an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content, they are in it.
For example, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has invested heavily in virtual reality and augmented reality, developing hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets and working on AR glasses and wristband technologies.It has also bought a bevy of Virtual Reality gaming studios, including BigBox VR. It has about 10,000 employees working on virtual reality, The Information reported in March.
Reliable sources also say Facebook is trying to convince religious groups to partner with it. Facebook has been courting religious groups since at least 2018, but it has made even more effort over the past year. The first let worshipers donate to the church while watching live-streamed services, and the second was a subscription $9.99 service for exclusive content, including messages from the bishop.