Facebook “announced that in the coming years it will create 10,000 new jobs in the EU for highly qualified specialists to help build the metaverse, ie the a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users,” AFP and DPA reported.
Creating a parallel digital world is the dream of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The company is working with other partners to develop “a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality,” said Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of international affairs.
“The metaverse has the potential to open up access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. And Europeans will shape it from the beginning,” the statement said.
This investment is a “vote of confidence in the strength of the European technology industry,” Clegg said. “Apart from technological talent, the EU has an important role to play in shaping the new rules of the Internet,” he said, noting that European politicians play a leading role and help European values such as freedom of speech, privacy, transparency and individual rights. to become part of everyday life on the Internet.