Facebook ‘changes name’ and becomes half. It’s the same Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook to announce this change, which comes at a difficult time for the company: “The metaverse is the next chapter of the internet, it is made to connect people and Horizon is the platform we are building”.
What is the Metaverse?
A metaverse sees virtual reality, augmented reality and physical reality converge in a shared unreal space. From here you can be together with friends and family, work, play, buy and, according to Zuckerberg, “completely new experiences that do not fit into the way we conceive of computers or phones today”.
Why the name “Meta”?
The name “Meta” derives from the Greek and means “Beyond, to go beyond”, so we can say that a new dimension will be dominated by this feeling of presence, with another person wherever you want.
“For me, it means that there is always more to build and there is always a next chapter in the story. Ours is a story that started in a dorm room and grew beyond imaginable, a family of apps that people use for them, start businesses, create communities and movements that have changed the world.“.
The direction seems to be that of a life increasingly detached from nature. Are we sure that technological progress at these levels does not end up stealing our soul?