Facebook is planning to hire 10,000 people in the European Union to develop a so-called “metaverse”.
A metaverse is an online world where people can play, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headphones.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a key figure in the plan. The announcement comes as Facebook tackles the aftermath of a damaging scandal and faces increased calls for redress to curb its impact.
What is metaverse?
“Metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. And Europeans will shape it from the beginning, “Facebook said in a blog post.
“The new jobs that will be created over the next five years will involve” highly specialized engineers. Investing in the EU offered many advantages, including access to a large consumer market, first-class universities and high-quality talent, Facebook said.
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