Quoting news18.com,'meta'comes from the Greek meaning after, outside or across. So, the Metaverse can be connoted as a place that lies outside the world or universe that is in the virtual world, but feels like real.
FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced his company has changed its name to Meta Paltforms Inc., later abbreviated as Meta. However, this concept is nothing new.
Metaverse is a concept that involves a virtual world where people can interact with others, communicate and collaborate without having to be in the same place. It's the same as Zoom or Google Meet.
Although only staring at the screen, but the public can actually see relatives or other people like in front of him.
In 2014, Facebook released its oculus VR headset after acquiring the company for $2 billion.
Facebook also released a meeting software called Horizon Workrooms. The software uses its Oculus VR headset, although based on initial reviews it has not been satisfactory.
How it works
In 2019, Facebook for the first time created a virtual reality (VR) world by launching Facebook Horizon. This virtual world can be entered by users using the Oculus headset.
Then in August, Horizon Workrooms was released, which is a feature where coworkers using VR headsets can conduct meetings in a virtual space. In such virtual meetings users will appear in a 3D version of themselves.
But in its development, the Metaverse became a space that developed even further. In an interview with The Verge, Mark Zuckerberg said, Metaverse is not only virtual reality, but will also be accessible to various computing platforms.
Among the computing platforms are virtual and augmented reality,personal computers, game consoles and mobile devices.
According to the Facebook founder, Metaverse will be an environment where people can be together. Like a hybrid between social platforms that exist today, then "re-realized in it".