Except perhaps to slow down, the social media juggernaut has done everything in its power to make his “Metaverse” dreams come true. Facebook has set itself a goal of creating 10,000 highly skilled jobs in the European Union (EU) over the next five years to develop its virtual reality internet, which the tech giant sees as the way to go. to come up.
Facebook, according to its blog post, says it is at the start of a journey to help build the next computing platform. “By working with others, we are developing what is often referred to as the metaverse – a new phase of interconnected virtual experiences using technologies such as virtual and augmented reality,” said Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg and Vice President of Core Products Javier Olivan.
The jobs announcement follows a recent investment of US $ 50 million by the company, which will be made over a two-year period, for initiatives within a metaverse-type ecosystem, such as the XR programs and the research fund. To do this, Facebook intends to collaborate with industry partners, civil rights groups, governments, nonprofits, and academic institutions to develop technologies to build the metaverse in such a way. more responsible.
For Facebook, the metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities, and Europeans will have a hand in shaping it from the get-go. European hires will include “highly skilled engineers” across the bloc, but the company has otherwise given few details on its plans for the new Metaverse team.
A CNBC report, however, mentioned that Facebook is focusing its recruiting campaign in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland. The Facebook blog highlighted how the EU has “a number of advantages that make it a great place for tech companies to invest – a large consumer market, top-class universities and, most importantly, talent. of first quality ”.
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