Zuckerberg Brings Back Interest To The Metaverse
At a time when the metaverse sector is suffering and the community often criticizes Meta for unreasonably expensive investments in developing the product, Mark Zuckerberg seems to have something to answer for.
On Lex Friedman's September 28 podcast, Zuckerberg's digital avatar interacted with the host for an hour. The avatar was so realistic that it completely erased the boundaries of reality, and Friedman sometimes forgot that he was talking to a fake Zuckerberg. The interview was conducted using Meta's Quest 3 and noise-canceling headphones. The technology is an improved version of Codec Avatars, a program that has become one of Meta's longest-running projects.
Online users surprisingly approved of Zuckerberg's latest move, and some also wrote that they had forgotten about Zuckerberg being unrealistic.
The Metaverse has upgraded pic.twitter.com/QT1LAkjQGB— Dexerto (@Dexerto) September 28, 2023
The ultimate goal of Codec Avatars is to create and distribute the most realistic avatars possible. And despite the fact that users will have to wait at least three more years, Zuckerberg aims to lower the threshold of entry into the metaverse and make Meta products available to everyone.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn't seem to be ready to give up on his idea of a metaverse, despite the company's huge multi-billion dollar losses and the general decline of the industry. What can't be said about other companies. Epic Games admitted that it overestimated the potential of the metaverse and considers its initiative unfeasible. In this regard, the company is laying off 830 employees.