MARK Zuckerberg designs up to four new “Metaverse headsets” that take you into his virtual world.
That’s according to a new report that claims the next “meta glasses” will be like “a laptop for your face.”
Meta (formerly Facebook) is investing billions of dollars in building the Metaverse.
It is a series of connected virtual worlds in which you can live and work.
Meta currently sells a Meta Quest 2 (formerly Oculus Quest 2) virtual reality headset that provides access to the Metaverse.
But a new report from The Information claims that Meta is working on four headsets that will launch by 2024.
Late last year, Meta teased two upcoming Metaverse gadgets.
One was the Project Cambria VR headset and the other was the Nazare augmented reality glasses.
According to the new report, Project Cambria is set to release in September.
It should be more powerful than the current Meta Quest 2.
Unknown sources say this headset will retail for $799, which is significantly more expensive than the $299 Meta Quest 2.
The big advantage is probably a significantly higher resolution display, which will make it much easier to read small texts.
The headset is described as being as fast as a “Chromebook face” – or as efficient as a cheaper laptop.
And a successor to that device is set to launch in 2024, codenamed “Funston.”
Two other versions of the Meta Quest headset are also named “Stinson” and “Cardiff” in the report.
These are expected to launch in 2023 and 2024 respectively, but their exact specs remain unclear.
Finally, Meta’s Nazare smart glasses are set to launch in 2024 alongside other cheaper AR glasses called Hypernova.
Nazare is said to work on its own, while Hypernova relies on a smartphone for treatment.
This means Meta is working on up to four virtual reality headsets and two augmented reality goggles to launch within the next two years.
Tech giant Facebook has already invested billions of dollars building the “metaverse” and recently pledged to hire 10,000 more people to work on the project.
Billionaire Zuckerberg previously revealed how you’ll soon be able to live in virtual Facebook homes – a first phase of the metaverse.
And the Harvard dropout previously shared how he wishes Metaverse citizens could make a living in the virtual world.
Zuckerberg is even opening a physical metastore to make it easier for people to access the metaverse.
However, some have warned that the Metaverse could be dangerous for children and create a sexual abuse nightmare.
Despite the criticism, tech mogul Zuck has dubbed the metaverse “the next version of the internet.”
“It’s not about getting more screen time. It’s about improving the time we already have,” Zuckerberg, 37, said of his vision for the metaverse.
Speaking to reporters including The Sun, Facebook VR CEO Andrew Bosworth described the company’s bold vision.
“The Metaverse is a series of 3D virtual spaces where you can share immersive experiences with each other when you can’t be together,” Bosworth explained.
“What comes after the Internet? Instead of staring at a screen, you can immerse yourself in the experiences.
“You don’t have to experience it in VR. Most people will first experience it on screens they already own.
We’ve reached out to Meta for comment and will update this story with each response.
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