Mark Zuckerberg believes that the metaverse means that we can eventually get rid of some physical goods.
The billionaire Meta boss – who runs Facebook and Instagram – envisions a future where some parts of our lives take place in virtual worlds.
The metaverse is like a collection of virtual worlds, many of which will be accessed through virtual reality headsets.
In these worlds, you will be able to live, work, play – and even meet friends or strangers.
Some suspect that household things like a sound system or TV wouldn’t be necessary in real life because you could just create a virtual one in the metaverse – Mark Zuckerberg included.
“Look around: how many things have to be physical,” Mark Zuckerberg asked, speaking to reporters at a private briefing attended by The Sun.
“The chair does, but a lot of things don’t.”
He stated that it would be possible to create large size television screens – more than 100 inches – in virtual reality.
You can actually watch TV inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Quest 2 headset, too.
The Netflix app lets you watch your favorite shows on a giant virtual screen in a comfortable setting – like a chalet on top of a mountain.
It is not only virtual reality that can replace television.
We can also see augmented reality glasses – which overlay graphics on the real world around you – perform a similar function.
In fact, similar technology already exists – The Sun has already tested a virtual TV with N-Real and EE.
You will simply be able to look at an empty wall and project a giant TV to it using a pair of glasses.
It would be invisible to anyone else – unless they were also using technology to simulate the same effect.
You can imagine a future where the house does not need decorations because they can all be added virtually – using virtual reality or augmented reality.
Likewise, will children need to attend school in the future… or just resort to a virtual alternative using virtual reality?
Zuckerberg is already moving some parts of the workplace into the metaverse with the new Horizon Workrooms app.
And we even see some lessons inside the metaverse, including virtual yoga classes.
Zuckerberg’s comments came during a briefing about creating the metaverse with “essentially total fidelity.”
This could mean that the virtual world is indistinguishable from reality visually.
So, while it may have science fiction mediums inside of it, it would appear to be a real vision for our eyes.
But Zuke hopes to admit that that dream is still a long way off.
Zuckerberg explained: “Current virtual reality systems can give you a sense of somewhere else.”
“It’s hard to describe how deep that is in words.
“But we still have a long way to go to reach that level of visual realism we have today.
“The human visual system is complex and deeply integrated.
“To get that feeling of immersion, you need all the other visual cues that go along with that.”
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