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Mark Zuckerberg explains the metaverse

October 28, 2021 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated October 28, 2021 19:00 PM UTC

It will be the “successor to the mobile internet.”

Transcript
today, we're going to talk about the metaverse, I want to share. What we imagine is possible. The experiences, you'll have the creative economy will all build the technology that needs to be invented as well as how we're going to all do this together. The basic story of technology in our lifetimes is how it's given us the power to express ourselves and experience the world with ever greater richness. Back when I started facebook that mostly meant text that we typed on computers. Then we all got phones with cameras and the internet became much more visual. And recently as connections got faster, video has become the main way that we experience content. We've gone from desktop to web, two phones from text to photos to video. But this isn't the end of the line, The next platform and medium will be even more immersive and embodied internet where you're in the experience, not just looking at it and we call this the metaverse and you're going to do almost anything. You can imagine get together with friends and family, work, learn play shop, create as well as entirely new categories that don't really fit how we think about computers or phones today, we believe the metaverse will be the successor to the mobile internet, we'll be able to feel present like we're right there with people no matter how far apart we actually are, we'll be able to express ourselves in new, joyful, completely immersive ways and that's going to unlock a lot of amazing new experiences when I send my parents a video of my kids, they're gonna feel like you're right in the moment with us not peering through a little window when you play a game with your friends, you'll feel like you're right there together in a different world, not just on your computer by yourself. So let's start by exploring what different kinds of metaverse experiences could feel like starting with the most important experience of all connecting with people. Imagine you put on your glasses or headset and you're instantly in your home space and parts of your physical home recreated virtually. It has things that are only possible virtually and it has an incredibly inspiring view of whatever you find most beautiful. Hey are you coming? Yeah, she's got to find something to wear. All right. Perfect boy. Hey Mark! Hey what's going on? Whoa! We're floating in space. Who made this place. It's awesome right? It's from the crater I met in L. A. Uh This place is amazing bob that you of course it's me. You know I had to be the robot man. I thought I was supposed to be the robot. Oh