Metaverse after Facebook.
After turning Facebook into the world’s largest social media platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s next big ambition is to create the Metaverse— a future social AR platform where you can interact with people virtually. Zuckerberg believes that the metaverse is going to be the successor to the mobile internet. Zuckerber explained the phenomenon of the metaverse: “It’s this immersive internet (or embodied internet) where you’re in it rather than seeing it…This is going to be an internet where you feel like you’re there and you’re present with people and in other places. And, I think it’s this continuation of the technological trends that we’ve seen over the last few decades."
While speaking at the Fuel For India 2021 event, Zuckerberg said that India will play a key role in building this future. He also mentioned that India will have the largest developer community in the world by 2024.
“I am really excited about the role that India will play in building this future. India’s talent pool — the engineers, developers and creators, and your whole vibrant start-up ecosystem are playing a huge role in shaping the future…India is on track to have the largest app developer base in the world by 2024, and already has one of the largest spark AR developer communities. The online gaming sector in India has seen a lot of growth over the past few years and our investment in gaming in the country keeps growing as we look at how it’s going to take shape in the metaverse,” he said.
In Zuckenberg's opinion India has not only the entrepreneurial spirit but also the scale of what can happen in the nearest future.