Facebook changes to Meta - the wonders for VR!

Nov 17, 2021

It’s no secret by now that Mark Zuckerberg has renamed his company Facebook, to Meta. Being the domineering platform that it is, this news has certainly got the world talking. But it has probably left you with some questions…

  • Why Meta?
  • What does it mean?
  • What is the future of Facebook?

Or more to the point…

Why is a virtual reality centre in the middle of Corby writing a blog about this?

Read on and you’ll see why Mark Zuckerberg’s innovative decision to rename his company, supports our vision and passion towards VR.

Why Meta?

Allow us to explain… ‘Meta’ isn’t just any old, ‘cool-sounding’ word that’s been plucked from the sky. It derives from the Greek term for ‘beyond’ and links directly to the developments of a new and emerging thing called the Metaverse. If you haven’t heard about this yet, strap in because your mind is about to be blown.

We all know that technology has come a long way in the last 100 years, and we at Viral Entertainment are living proof of that with the VR experiences that we offer. But thanks to the ever-growing powers of technology, we as a human race are now unfolding the wonders of the metaverse. The metaverse refers to interconnected virtual experiences using technologies like virtual reality and augmented virtual reality.

Quite simply, the metaverse is being developed to provide a greater virtual presence, one where online interaction can come close to mirroring the experience of interacting with someone in person. 

It’s no secret that a two-year global pandemic has pushed forth the digitisation of our social habits and day-to-day processes, but the metaverse is here to take us into another world altogether. A good insight into what the metaverse will look like is the film, Ready Player 1. This conveys a metaverse concept called Oasis, and gives a great idea of the future of the metaverse.

Why Facebook?

Mark Zuckerburg doesn’t just own Facebook – he also takes the reigns on WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus, and others. With an understanding of seamless connectivity in the online world already, he has therefore seen light in power of an entire digital universe.

His plan is to expand into the metaverse by building a digital universe that will be accessible via virtual and augmented reality. Despite the news now, this universe is anticipated to take 10-15 years to build.

“Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company and I want to anchor our work and our identity on what we’re building towards."

As a passionate VR business, we’re elated to hear that a global company like Facebook, now Meta, is seeing light in the great potential that the metaverse holds. We are thrilled to be part of a community where, one day, we will be able to facilitate the developments of Mark Zuckerburg’s digital universe and help people explore it through virtual reality.

In the words of Viral Entertainment owner himself, Garry states that ‘eventually, people won’t expect to be seen with the latest iPhone. They will instead be asking each other if they have the latest VR headset. VR is the future of technology!’.

Why Viral Entertainment?

To many, the metaverse still seems like a concept of the future and one that is “out of reach”.

Wrong.

Here at Viral Entertainment, we give our customers the freedom to enter an already existing metaverse every day. We provide the opportunity to travel, play, learn, create and even exercise in never-before-seen virtual worlds.

People talk about the potential the metaverse has in helping to unveil new creative, social and even economic opportunities! But we’re here to say that this is happening right now in our VR Centre.

We provide nothing but endless opportunity for all in the virtual world.

No limitations, no boundaries. Just memories for a lifetime.

In the words of Mark Zuckerberg himself, it’s “not necessarily about spending more time online — it’s about making the time you do spend online more meaningful”.

It's not just us!

Stuart C

Awesome! I go to Viral with my client once a week, we tried out the new VR Roaming. We had loads of fun, PVP close-quarters fighting was epic!

Jake N

Fantastic experience! Superb racing rigs that give a great feeling of being out on track. I'd highly recommend this to any racing fans. The tracks are laser scanned copies, which means they're pinpoint accurate.

Car O

An amazing experience! Brilliant staff, great atmosphere, highly recommended! I’m a VR convert!

Stuart C

Awesome! I go to Viral with my client once a week, we tried out the new VR Roaming. We had loads of fun, PVP close-quarters fighting was epic!

Jake N

Fantastic experience! Superb racing rigs that give a great feeling of being out on track. I'd highly recommend this to any racing fans. The tracks are laser scanned copies, which means they're pinpoint accurate.

Car O

An amazing experience! Brilliant staff, great atmosphere, highly recommended! I’m a VR convert!

What are you waiting for?

We’ll scream it from the top of our lungs if we have to…

There is no need to see the metaverse as a future concept that you may never get to experience.

IT’S HERE, HAPPENING BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES. Here at Viral Entertainment in Corby. 

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