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'Humans Will Live In The Metaverse Soon,' says Mark Zuckerberg. What about the truth?

Meta plans to spend the next five to ten years developing an immersive virtual environment with fragrance, touch, and sound that will allow users to lose themselves in virtual reality.

The social network company, which recently lost a third of its market value due to a disappointing earnings report, has invested heavily in its new focus on establishing the metaverse and has changed its name to reflect this goal.

According to Mark Zuckerberg, humanity will migrate into the metaverse in the future, abandoning reality in favor of a world that we will entirely create and govern. He claims that there will come a time when virtual worlds will be so engrossing and convenient that we will not want to leave, at which point the metaverse will emerge. He went on to say that, while these virtual reality worlds aren't quite there yet, many people are already spending a lot of time in the digital realm, albeit on 2D displays. 'A lot of people think the metaverse is about a place, but one definition is a period when immersive digital worlds become the primary way we live our lives and spend our time,' Zuckerberg said in the podcast to Lex Fridman.

According to reports, Meta plans to spend the next five to ten years developing an immersive virtual environment that includes fragrance, touch, and sound to allow users to immerse themselves in virtual reality. In a recent update on future plans, the wealthy creator revealed an AI system that can be used to construct completely personalized worlds to your own design, and he's working on higher-fidelity avatars and spatial audio to make communication easier.

In the version of Metaverse now accessible from Meta, humans are represented by avatars without legs, though Zuckerberg claims that future versions will be more realistic. However, his recent statements to Fridman suggest that, while the metaverse is being built, people are now interacting with a complex virtual environment.

Recent discussions about the concept of a metaverse imply that it is more of a "moment in time" than a virtual location. According to Zuckerberg, all of the advantages of meeting in person, or even via video chat, can be replicated in VR within the next five years. 'Everything I do is at the intersection of technology and computer science,' he says. "What I care about is inventing technology to enable people to engage with one another," Zuckerberg said in the interview.

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