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Profile of the week CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
Updated October 28,2021
Facebook changes its company name to Meta
Mark Zuckerberg said connecting people online isn’t enough.
“Now we realize that we need to do more too,” Zuckerberg told CNN.
He appears to have shifted his priority to building the new-reality platform. He’s posted videos of himself wearing virtual-reality headsets on his Facebook page.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg told that Facebook would shift from being seen as a social media company, “to being a metaverse company”.
Zuckerberg said, the metaverse will bring enormous opportunity to individual creators and artists; to individuals who want to work and own homes far from today’s urban centers; and to people who live in places where opportunities for education or recreation are more limited. A realized metaverse could be the next best thing to a working teleportation device, he says. With the company’s Oculus division, which produces the Quest headset, Facebook is trying to develop one.
“Technology can always be used for good and bad, and you need to be careful about how you build it, and what you build, and how it’s going to be used,” he said on a Facebook Live stream. “But people are arguing for slowing down the process of building A.I.–I just find that really questionable. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that.”
Facebook announced earlier this week that it would hire 10,000 people in Europe to work on creating the metaverse.
“Good faith criticism helps us get better, but my view is that we are seeing a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company,” Zuckerberg said. “The reality is that we have an open culture that encourages discussion and research on our work so we can make progress on many complex issues that are not specific to just us.
“In a statement with the results, Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg also focused on what’s next: “I’m excited about our roadmap, especially around creators, commerce, and helping to build the metaverse.”
In addition to its flagship social media network, Facebook also owns Instagram and WhatsApp.
The company’s divisions focused on products for communities, creators, commerce, and virtual reality would increasingly work to realize this vision, he said in a remote address to employees. “What I think is most interesting is how these themes will come together into a bigger idea,” Zuckerberg said. “Our overarching goal across all of these initiatives is to help bring the metaverse to life.”
The name change may reflect Facebook’s direction. The metaverse refers to efforts to combine virtual and augmented reality technologies in a new online realm.
The idea is to create a space similar to the internet, where users (via digital avatars) can walk around and interact with one another in real time. In theory, users could sit around a virtual meeting table with remote colleagues, and then walk over to a virtual Starbucks to meet up with a friend.
4, 2004 – Facebook is launched by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
His original intention to buy Instagram was to indulge in popular culture. At that time, Facebook mostly remained in the sharing and communication between friends, and it was all about establishing contacts with people who knew each other. For celebrities, everyone is still staying on the official FACEBOOK page to watch the news released by the big celebrities’ companies.
So the first thing he did after acquiring Instagram was to invite celebrities and influencers to settle in.
Now it seems that he did succeed. According to the “Forbes” rich list, Mark Zuckerberg is currently the fifth richest person in the world and the richest person on the Internet, with a personal book value of US$122 billion equivalent to RMB 780.4 billion.