MARK Zuckerberg is building a “Metaverse Store” where you can buy virtual goods for real money.
Eventually everyone will be able to create and sell items and “worlds” in the store.
The billionaire meta CEO who founded Facebook revealed his plans in a short video filmed in the metaverse.
Zuckerberg’s store will be located in Horizon, a Metaverse virtual world accessed through Meta Oculus VR headset.
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“They all have to be able to support themselves and make a good living,” Zuckerberg said in the Metaverse.
“We’re still early in the journey, but some of the stuff you’re all building is exciting and awesome.”
The “store” will not be a shop in the traditional sense.
Instead it will be more like a purchasing system within Horizon.
Horizon consists of many smaller worlds that players create and then explore together.
Zuckerberg wants Horizon players to be able to sell access to some of these worlds.
and Once you are in a worldZuckerberg plans that you can buy goods in it.
These goods – which can be a virtual jacket, a jetpack, or a jumbo jet – are meant to be wearable, allowing you to carry them through the metaverse to other worlds.
So it’s going to be like an app store, mall, and video game system all rolled into one.
“The ability to sell virtual goods and take them from one world to another will be an important part of that,” Zuckerberg said.
“But first, to get this economy going, there have to be things that people want to buy.
“It requires a lot of experimentation and creativity.”
Meta is now testing with a select group of developers to allow them to sell virtual items and effects in their own worlds.
The tech giant cited fashion accessories or access to premium metaverse worlds as examples.
Purchase is currently restricted to Metaverse residents 18+ in the United States or Canada.
“Over time, we want there to be just a ton of fantastical worlds, and for that to happen, there has to be a lot of creators who can support themselves and make this their job and make a living,” Zuckerberg told fellow Metaverse citizens.
“There must be good opportunities for people to make money.
“For some people, it’s going to be selling things in worlds, having access to worlds, being sponsors, and streaming them to other places.”
The Metaverse is like a collection of networked digital worlds which you can explore in many different ways.
It will be a bit like the internet, but more immersive and experiential.
Zuckerberg’s Horizon is just one example of a metaverse system.
Tech giant Facebook has already poured billions of dollars into building the “metaverse” — and recently promised to hire another 10,000 people to work on the project.
“The Metaverse – inherently not limited by physical space – will bring a new level of creativity,” Meta explained.
“And open up new opportunities for the next generation of creatures and corporations to pursue their passions and create livelihoods.
“Creators and entrepreneurs will have more freedom to find a business model that works for them.”
If you want to try Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, your best bet is to buy one Oculus Quest 2.
That’s Facebook’s $299/£299 VR headset, which is a cheap way to get it Room-scale virtual reality and hand tracking without a connected PC.
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