Facebook’s recent rebrand to ‘Meta’, and announcement that it is hiring 10,000 people in Europe with the sole focus of building the ‘metaverse’, signals a move away from simply social to something different – and well, more ambitious.
But what the heck is the metaverse? And what does it mean for those of us in L&D?
While we’ve yet to fully know how Zuckerberg’s vision will pan out, the vision is that the future of digital engagement is a blended life, where we exist not only IRL but in the digital realm.
Given our current environment, it isn’t much of a leap to accept his vision of this hybrid existence, where our lives straddle two different worlds.
But before we dig into the wild speculation of what this could mean for us mere mortal L&D professionals, a bit of context setting is always useful.