Mark Zuckerberg says Metaverse could REPLACE some of your belongings — including TVs

MARK Zuckerberg believes that the metaverse means we could eventually abolish some physical goods.

The billionaire meta boss – who runs Facebook and Instagram – envisions a future where parts of our lives take place in virtual worlds.

Do you need a physical TV if you have one in the Metaverse?


Do you need a physical TV if you have one in the Metaverse?Photo credit: Meta
You can already create a virtual home in Mark Zuckerberg's Horizon metaverse


You can already create a virtual home in Mark Zuckerberg’s Horizon metaversePhoto credit: Meta

The Metaverse is like a collection of virtual worlds, many accessed through virtual reality headsets.

In these worlds you can live, work and play – and even meet friends or strangers.

Some suggest that household items like a sound system or a television aren’t needed in real life because you could easily generate a virtual one in the metaverse – Mark Zuckerberg included.

“Look around you: How many physical things must there be,” asked Mark Zuckerberg, speaking to reporters at a private briefing attended by The Sun.

“A chair will do, but many things won’t.”

He mentioned that it would be possible to create TV screens of a considerable size – well over 100 inches – in virtual reality.

You can also already watch TV in Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Quest 2 headset.

With the Netflix app, you can watch your favorite shows on a giant virtual screen in one convenient place — like a mountaintop chalet.

Not only virtual reality could replace a television.

We might also see augmented reality glasses — which overlay graphics on top of the real world around you — perform a similar function.

In fact, similar technology already exists – The Sun has already tested a virtual TV using N-Real and EE.

You could just look at a blank wall and use glasses to project a giant TV onto it.

It would be invisible to everyone else – unless they also used technology to simulate the same effect.

You can imagine a future where a house doesn’t need decorations because they could all be added virtually – with VR or AR.

Will kids need to attend schools in a similar way in the future…or just immerse themselves in a virtual alternative using VR?

Zuckerberg is already working on moving some parts of the workplace to the Metaverse using his new Horizon Workrooms app.

And we’re even seeing some lessons in the Metaverse, including virtual yoga classes.

Zuckerberg’s comments came during a briefing on creating a metaverse with “fundamentally perfect fidelity.”

That would mean that the virtual world would be visually indistinguishable from reality.

Although it might contain science fiction contraptions, it would appear to our eyes as a real vision.

But hopeful Zuck admits that dream is years away.

“Current VR systems can give you a taste elsewhere,” Zuckerberg explained

“It’s hard to put into words how profound this is.

“But we still have a long way to go to get to the level of visual realism that we have today.

“The human visual system is complex and deeply integrated.

“To get that sense of immersion, you need all the other visual cues that come with it.”

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