The World Economic Forum praised Facebook’s new name and venture ‘Meta’ the day after it was announced. It begs the question, are they working together, and have they been?
On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook announced the company was changing its name and rebranding.
Here is Zuckerberg’s announcement on Meta.
NOTE: He thinks he has it like Jobs did with Apple but there is just too much history of creepiness and blatant lies with Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg claims privacy and safety need to be built into the metaverse from day one.
Reminder, he also said he was not censoring conservatives on his platform Facebook. That privacy and openness was important.
Zuckerberg’s Meta is so secure the WEF was plugging it on Friday. The very next day after Zuckerberg’s announcement the World Economic Forum (WEF) released a report on Meta and what it means.
If you’re interested in technology, you’ve probably heard the buzzword of the moment – “metaverse.” The hype around this term may have reached its zenith Thursday, when Facebook announced that it was renaming its portfolio of companies ‘Meta’ to align its businesses with its ambition to build the metaverse.
The metaverse doesn’t exist – at least not yet. As of today, there isn’t anything that could legitimately be identified as a metaverse. A useful parallel for understanding its maturity – with a hat-tip to technology analyst Benedict Evans for the reference – may be the story of when telecoms entrepreneur Craig McCaw first heard about the internet.
Reputedly, it was Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs who described the implications that a globally distributed network of interconnected computers could have on communications, commerce and information. When Jobs had finished, McCaw’s reaction was: “Let’s buy it!”
Just as you can’t invest in the internet, so, too, can you not identify the metaverse as a unique product, technology or service. A better question might be: what could become the metaverse?
It looks like META will be a platform to be used by those who are good boys and girls with the approved thoughts and beliefs. Then it will allow them to escape reality from the people like Zuckerberg.