Facebook Changes its Parent Company Name to ‘Meta’: Here’s What You Need to Know

Facebook yesterday (October 28, 2021) announced that it’s changing its parent company name to “Meta”. The rumors were flying for days and folks were trying to guess what it would be (including a few sarcastic ones I can’t share here). Mark Zuckerberg revealed plans for using virtual and augmented reality for everything.


Meta: Above and Beyond Facebook
Meta: Above and Beyond Facebook

“The names of the apps that we build—Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp—will remain the same.”


That’s the NAMES. The technology is another story…

Here is Mark Zuckerberg Explaining how Meta goes above and beyond Facebook

Facebook Connect 2021

Are You Ready for the Future?

This is mind-blowing. Obviously, this isn’t going to change things immediately. I wanted to share this with you to make you aware as where this is going. Apparently, if you want to stay with traditional devices, you can. What you need to do is keep tabs on your competition. Furthermore, if they embrace all this new technology, you may have to adapt or literally get left behind in the digital dust.

What Industries Should Embrace This?

If you watched the whole video, these are the industries should jump on…

  • Fitness, Health and Wellness
  • Gaming
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • eCommerce (maybe this should be called “mCommerce”)
  • Technology
  • Design, Engineering ,and Creative Collaboration
  • Research Collaboration
  • Business Collaboration

Needless to say, when you look at this, there are no limits, no boundaries, basically, nothing you can’t do if you’ve imagined it.

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality include entertainment (e.g. video games), education (e.g. medical or military training) and business (e.g. virtual meetings). Other distinct types of VR-style technology include augmented reality and mixed reality, sometimes referred to as extended reality or XR.[1]


What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including visual, auditory, haptic, somatosensory and olfactory.[1][2] AR can be defined as a system that incorporates three basic features: a combination of real and virtual worlds, real-time interaction, and accurate 3D registration of virtual and real objects.[3] The overlaid sensory information can be constructive (i.e. additive to the natural environment), or destructive (i.e. masking of the natural environment).[4]


What do you think? Will you embrace it? Let me know in the comment section below….

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Giselle Aguiar

Giselle Aguiar is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist and trainer helping business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields.