In 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus, a company that designs and produces virtual reality headsets and games. This would end up being the first step in Facebook’s change to their new identity: Meta. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, unveiled the Metaverse with the goal of creating an “immersive Internet experience” that he hopes will lead to a “world of endless, interconnected virtual communities.”

This idea would essentially allow people to meet with each other, play games and even work by using augmented reality glasses or virtual reality headsets. Ideally, people will have virtual office spaces where they can communicate with coworkers and virtual homes where they can host friends for get-togethers. The biggest concern with Meta is privacy. If people are living their lives in a virtual world, how will the information they share be protected? Only time will tell how Meta handles the privacy challenges of the Metaverse, but it’s certainly an exciting time in the world of virtual reality.