The Metaverse Will Change How We Meet and Collaborate
People have been playing games together in virtual reality scenarios for years, but the game is becoming more real now. And, coming to an office near you.
Facebook has launched “Horizon Workrooms.” This is a virtual office using virtual reality (VR) to reimagine the office meeting.
The launch included an interview between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King. Each donned Oculus Quest 2 headsets and attachments to pick up on hand gestures.
This move takes Facebook from a social media company to a “metaverse company” as Zuckerbuerg describes it.
For now, your personally designed avatars will represent you in a meeting. But others can join the meeting in a video format. According to Facebook, in the workrooms, you can see your computer screen, keyboard, interact with co-workers, whiteboard, brainstorm and do multimedia presentations. However, it will not be long before your avatar can become more lifelike.
This takes Zoom to a more collaborative, lifelike feel. In the Workroom you can have multiple people around a table interacting just like in a real meeting—sans sleeping.