At the end of June, Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees that the social network would be embarking on an ambitious mission to the center of the metaverse.
While the directive sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie, the announcement has serious implications for the future — and it may be closer to reality than you think.
The metaverse essentially represents a 3D internet that spans both the physical and virtual worlds. Many people use it in reference to video games or virtual reality, and most tech companies think it's the next big thing that'll eventually succeed the internet.
Zuckerberg told Casey Newton at The Verge that Facebook would transform from a social-media company to a "metaverse company," adding that people weren't meant to interact through "small, glowing rectangles."
A Facebook spokesperson told Insider Zuckerberg did not believe the metaverse was something one company...