What is Facebook's metaverse? Mark Zuckerberg called 'soulless cyborg' for VR remote work app

Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse is called 'Horizon Workrooms' and is designed to be used with a VR headset


                            What is Facebook's metaverse? Mark Zuckerberg called 'soulless cyborg' for VR remote work app
Mark Zuckerberg launched a virtual-reality remote work app by Facebook, 'Horizon Workrooms' on August 19 (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images and Facebook)

Facebook has created a virtual reality 'home office' which enables you to meet up with colleagues, talk about work and people are 'NOT happy' about it. The metaverse is called 'Horizon Workrooms' and is designed to be used with a VR headset. It is important to note here that Facebook sells its own headsets under the Oculus brand which starts at $299. 'Horizon Workrooms' is free, as long as you have the Oculus Quest 2 headset.

The virtual-reality remote work app by Facebook, 'Horizon Workrooms' was launched on Thursday, August 19. It allows users to call into company meetings, interact with their colleagues in a virtual reality mode all from the comfort of their own home. Up to 16 people can use the app at a time, and up to 50 in calls, including video participants.



 

 

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Facebook said in a statement, "Using features like a mixed-reality desk and keyboard tracking, hand tracking, remote desktop streaming, video conferencing integration, spatial audio, and the new Oculus Avatars, we’ve created a different kind of productivity experience." The social media giant also described the metaverse "a virtual whiteboard as big as your ideas", "a seating layout for every occasion" and "meeting notes, file sharing, calendar integration and chat", all to create "a more natural and expressive social experience." The statement further added, "The way we work is changing. More people are working remotely, more people want flexible work options, and more people are re-thinking what it means to be in an office. But without the right connective tools, remote work still has plenty of challenges. Working without colleagues around you can feel isolating at times, and brainstorming with other people just doesn’t feel the same if you’re not in the same room."

'They want us to work in a digital world while the world that sustains us collapses'

People flooded Twitter with hilarious reactions over Mark Zuckerberg's 'virtual reality' app. One user wrote, "You could do anything. So you decide to recreate an activity that literally not a single person finds enjoyable with a 250$ piece of equipment nobody has. Well done, guy. You need to be taxed more." Another commented, "Fuck this, they want us to work in a digital world while the world that sustains us collapses."

One tweet read, "No one: Mark Zuckerberg: I made an app that combines the worst parts of working from home and working in the office. YOU'RE WELCOME." Another user tweeted, "THE WORLD: Do a better job reining in misinformation and extremism on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg: Here's more tech to have a meeting that should have been an email." One user said, "Personally I think it’s cool Mark Zuckerberg invented a way for his coworkers to punch him in the face without getting in trouble."

One said: "Mark Zuckerberg is coming to take the best thing about working at home during the pandemic away from you, because he is a hateful, soulless cyborg."



 



 



 



 



 



 

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