Mark Zuckerberg is betting his company’s future on the metaverse; a virtual space where people interact using avatars and AR/VR technology; investing tens of billions of dollars to build platforms and hardware that captures a new generation of users. However; the question is whether Mark Zuckerberg bet on the metaverse as the internet’s future will pay off.
In addition; Horizon is Meta’s social, work; and play software for the metaverse. Therefore; Horizon combines The Sims, Minecraft, and Roblox, with users interacting through avatars in virtual worlds.
Alex Schultz, Meta’s CMO and head of analytics; says young people spend a lot of time in VR.
Horizon is only available in Meta’s Quest VR headset; but the company plans to bring it to mobile phones and the web. Horizon’s downsides include awkward avatars; unwanted stranger interactions; and a heavy VR headset.
The Verge’s Alex Heath and Recode’s Shirin Ghaffary enter Horizon in the season finale of Land of the Giants; Vox Media’s award-winning podcast about tech’s most influential companies. This season has focused on Facebook’s metamorphosis; with interviews with executives; former employees; and other experts.
Moreover; Horizon is part of Zuckerberg’s metaverse push. His company’s main goal is to release augmented reality glasses; that seamlessly overlay the digital world on the real world. Furthermore, We also look at how Apple and Google are preparing to battle; over the next major computing platform.
In addition; If Apple, a company with a better privacy reputation and more hardware experience; enters the race; can Meta maintain its lead? Our finale features unheard Zuckerberg audio. Therefore; addressing employees about Apple and the internet’s future.