How the Metaverse Affects Facebook
A massively scaled network of 3D virtual worlds with real-time rendering that can be experienced by an effectively unlimited number of users is known as the metaverse. It has the potential to provide a continuity of identity, history, objects, communications, and payments. In this metaverse, users can enter a vast virtual shopping mall and buy a digital item, sell it in a different virtual world, and experience continuity in identity, history, and objects. If you’re lucky, you might even hear someone say that you’ve watched a movie, or have even purchased a unique digital item.
A new vision of online infrastructure has emerged that could replace the internet. If such a vision was to become reality, companies like Facebook, Epic, Roblox, and other smaller firms could take over it, and perhaps even some of them would even use the concept of NFTs to facilitate collaboration. For now, however, the metaverse does not exist – it is merely a concept that encapsulates current trends in online infrastructure. If you have been wondering what it would be like to work for one of these companies, then consider this:
The term “metaverse” was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel, Snow Crash, which is based on his concept of a virtual reality world inhabited by avatars of real people. Although many other media have incorporated some kind of metaverse-like system, Stephenson’s book remains the primary source of inspiration for fans of the concept. Among other things, the term “metaverse” has also become an acronym for MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing game. In this world, millions of people play a computer game, and you can even interact with websites and buy virtual goods and services.
Facebook, formerly known as “Facebook,” is trying to brand itself as a leader of the metaverse. The company piggybacked the concept last year, when it teamed up with Roblox to sell digital accessories. Other brands have gotten in on the metaverse trend as well, such as Clinique and Coca-Cola. But how will this concept affect the future of Facebook? And can this be the most powerful platform of all?
If successful, Metaverse Facebook will allow users to participate in the metaverse through an avatar. Zuckerberg expects avatars to become as ubiquitous as the profile pictures on Facebook. Avatars will be 3D living representations of users. They’ll be able to dress their avatars in varying outfits and situations. They’ll be customizable with clothing and accessories from different apps. And when the metaverse becomes a reality, users will no longer have to pay to use the platform.
It’s a sad tale indeed. The Metaverse Instagram account was shut down by Instagram in November after a user reported it for impersonation. Its owner, Thea-Mai Baumann, was not given an explanation or the ability to report the account. After this, she appealed to Instagram to restore the account, and even contacted an intellectual property lawyer to protect her rights. After weeks of waiting, she got a response from the social networking site. Two days later, the account was reactivated.
Following the New York Times report, Baumann’s metaverse handle was reinstated on Instagram. As a result, his account gained more than 2,500 followers, a much larger following than before. Before the NYT story, the account had less than a thousand followers. Instagram hasn’t responded to questions about the account’s connection to the Facebook rebranding. However, Baumann plans to turn her experience into art. After working in the metaverse for a decade, she wants to make sure that the world is welcoming to all people and that everyone is free from hate speech and discrimination.