Facebook announced Monday across the European Union that it will create 10,000 high-capacity jobs over a five-year period to develop CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of “metawares”.
“By working with others, we create so-called metawares – a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies such as virtual and augmented reality.” The company wrote in a blog post.
“By creating a greater sense of ‘virtual presence’ at its core, there is a perception that online communication can be much closer to a face-to-face communication experience,” the post continued.
Zuckerberg described his vision On the edge In July, instead of looking at the content, a person is on it, saying, “You can think of metawares as an inclusive web.”
“You feel like you are with others as you are elsewhere, with different experiences that you can’t do on the 2D app or webpage, for example dancing, or different types of exercise,” Zuckerberg said.
The social media company noted on Monday that its investment in the European Union reflects a “confidence vote on the strength of the European technology sector and the potential of European technological prowess”.
A Facebook A spokesman told Insider The company will target recruitment in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland.
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