Meta’s at MWC 2022: Join Us in Building Metaverse Networks
Mark Zuckerberg understands that his corporation cannot construct the metaverse networks on its own.
When Facebook announced in October that it would change its name to Meta, it was betting that the metaverse networks — a next-generation virtual world where people work, play, learn, and interact with friends and family — would be the internet’s future. It only remains to construct it, as well as to ensure that the underlying networks on which we all rely every day are powerful and efficient enough to support it. Meta is aware that this isn’t a task it can take on by itself.
In a statement released on Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “Today, we’re at the start of the next shift as we create for the metaverse.” “However, achieving a true sensation of presence in virtual worlds offered via smart glasses and VR headsets will necessitate significant networking advancements. It’s bigger than any of the previous step shifts we’ve witnessed.”
Meta’s aspirations and dreams for the metaverse networks, which is a highly immersive reality that many people in different places may engage within real-time, will necessitate a massive amount of technology advancements. The ability to analyze vast amounts of newly complicated, demanding data faster and more efficiently than ever before is at the heart of these advancements.
Today @MetaAI is hosting a virtual event to share some of our latest artificial intelligence innovations that will help build a metaverse that’s accessible to all.
Check out a few highlights (Thread)👇
— Meta (@Meta) February 23, 2022
Zuckerberg went on to say that building the metaverse would entail developing connectivity infrastructure that could expand at the same rate as technology and that this would necessitate collaboration with partners. He stated that Meta is available and willing to assist individuals making advances in metaverse ecosystems so that as many people as possible can benefit from these new technologies.
Dan Rabinovitsj, Meta’s VP of Connectivity, elaborated on Zuckerberg’s statement in a blog post, saying that the metaverse must be created based on “openness and interoperability” to ensure that individuals worldwide can benefit from the new technology. With only 63 percent of the world’s population having access to the internet, Meta and others developing this next generation of technology will have to work extra hard to ensure that the world’s digitally excluded people aren’t left even further behind.
Meta may appear to be a lone wolf in the digital world, but the business has experience collaborating on connectivity projects with others. Meta has been working with tech partners to offer internet connections to rural and difficult-to-reach parts of the world since at least 2013. These initiatives vary from satellite internet to subsea cable installation.
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Last September, the corporation announced plans for a consortium it is a part of to lay the world’s most extended undersea cable, which, when completed in 2023, will connect 3 billion people to the internet. Furthermore, according to research released Monday by Meta, the company’s subsea cable investments during the last five years are estimated to contribute more than half a trillion dollars to the European and Asia-Pacific economies by 2025.
This year, Meta is attending MWC in the hopes of forming similar partnerships to help construct metaverse networks. On Monday, Meta stated that it had already begun working with Telefonica to establish an Innovation Hub in Madrid. It’s the perfect place at the right time, and it’s already shaping up to be one of the show’s most talked-about topics this year.