Watch everything Zuckerberg announced at Facebook Connect 2021
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Watch everything Zuckerberg announced at Facebook Connect 2021

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Speaker 1: It is time for us to adopt a new company brand, to encompass everything that we do to reflect who we are and what we hope to build. I am proud to announce that starting today, our company is now meta. Our mission remains the same, still about bringing people together, our apps and their brands. They're not changing either. And we are still the company that designs technology [00:00:30] around people. Hey, and welcome to connect today. We're gonna talk about the metaverse starting with the most important experience of all connecting with people. Imagine you put on your glasses or headset in your instantly in your home space and as parts of your physical home recreated, virtually, [00:01:00] it has things that are only possible virtually, and it has any incredibly inspiring view of whatever you find most beautiful. Speaker 2: Hey, are you coming? Speaker 1: Yeah, just gotta find someone to wear. All right. Perfect. Oh, Hey mark. Hey, what's going on? Speaker 2: Hey, ma hook what's up ma whoa. Speaker 1: We're floating in space. Who made this place? [00:01:30] It's Speaker 2: Awesome. Right? It's from a crater. I met in LA. Uh, this place is amazing. Speaker 1: Boz is that you? Of course, it's me. You Speaker 2: Know, I had to be the robot, Speaker 1: Man. I thought I was supposed to be the robot. Speaker 2: Whoa. I knew you were bluffing. Hey wait, where is Speaker 1: Naomi? Let's call her Naomi. Hey, should we deal you in? Speaker 2: Sorry. I'm running late, but you've gotta see what we're [00:02:00] checking out. There's an artist going around. So help hiding AR pieces for people to find Speaker 1: 3d street art. That's Speaker 2: Cool. Send that link over so we can all look at it. This is stunning. Okay. That is something that's awesome. Speaker 1: Why I love the movement? Wait, it's it's disappearing. Speaker 2: This is amazing. Hold on. I'll tip the artist in. They'll extend it. Wow. Speaker 1: Brilliant privacy and safe need to be built into the metaverse from day one. You'll get to decide [00:02:30] when you want to be with other people. When you wanna block someone from appearing in your space, or when you wanna take a break and teleport to a private bubble to be alone, you're gonna be able to bring things from the physical world into the metaverse almost any type of media that can be represented into digitally photos, videos, art, music, movies, books, games, you name it. And lots of things that are physical today, like screens will just be able to be holograms in the future. You won't need a physical TV. It'll just be [00:03:00] a $1 hologram from some high school kid halfway across the world. And you'll be able to take your items and project them into the physical world as holograms and augmented reality. Two, one part of this is horizon home, which is our early vision for a home space in the me horizon home is the first thing that you'll see. Speaker 1: When you put on your quest headset today, there are already a bunch of options to choose from. And in the future, anyone will be able to create one. [00:03:30] We've just called it home until now, because it's been missing something very important people. Soon, we're going to be introducing a social version of home, where you can invite your friends to join you as avatars. You'll be able to hang out, watch videos together and jump into apps together. Then there is horizon worlds, which is where you can build worlds and jump into them with people. Horizon is designed to make it possible for everyone to create and already seeing [00:04:00] people build some really interesting experiences from creating new games together, to throwing surprise parties and VR that family and friends around the world can join over the last year and a half. A lot of us who work in offices have gone remote. Speaker 1: And while I miss seeing the people I work with, I think remote work is here to stay for a lot of people. So we're gonna need better tool to work together. Let's take a look at what working in the metaverse will be like. Imagine if you could be at the office without the commute, you would still have that sense of presence, [00:04:30] shared physical space, there's chance and interactions that make your day all accessible from anywhere. Now, imagine that you have your perfect work set up and you can actually more than you could in your regular work setup. And on top of all that you can keep wearing your favorite sweatpants. Speaker 1: And as we focused more on work, and frankly, as we've heard your feedback more broadly, we're working on making it so you can log into quest with an account other than your personal Facebook account. [00:05:00] We're starting to test support for work accounts soon. And we're working on making a broader shift here within the next year. I know this is a big deal for a lot of people. Not everyone wants their social media profile linked to all these other experiences. And I get that, especially as the metaverse expands. And I'll share more about that later, but I'm genuinely optimistic about work in the metaverse we know from the last couple of years that a lot of people can effectively work from anywhere, but hybrid is [00:05:30] gonna be a lot more complex when some people are together and others are still remote. So giving everyone the tools to be present no matter where they are, whether it's a hologram sitting next to you in a physical meeting or in a discussion taking place in the metaverse, that's gonna be a game changer. Speaker 1: I think this could be very positive for our society and economy, giving people access to jobs and more places, no matter where they live will be a big deal for spreading opportunity to more people dropping our daily [00:06:00] commutes will mean less time stuck in traffic and more time doing things that matter. And it'll be good for the environment. We plan to continue to either subsidize our devices or sell them at cost to make them available to more people we'll continue supporting side loading and linking to PC is so consumers and developers have choice rather than forcing them to use the quest store, to find apps or reach customers. And we'll aim to offer developer and creator services with low fees in as [00:06:30] many cases as possible. So we can maximize the overall creator economy while recognizing that the keep investing in this future we'll need to keep some fees higher for some period to make sure that we don't lose too much money on this program. Overall, after all, while a growing number of developers are already profitable, we expect to invest many billions of dollars for years to come before the metaverse reaches scale today, we're IED producing the presence platform, which is a broad [00:07:00] range of machine perception and AI capabilities that empower developers to build, uh, mixed reality experiences on quest two. Now you wanna tell us more about the presence platform? Yeah, Speaker 3: We've said before that realistic presence is the key to feeling connected in the metaverse, uh, and the presence platforms capabilities are what's gonna deliver on that promise things like environmental understanding, content placement and persistence, voice interaction, standardized hand interactions. In fact, let's start with hands. I mean the human hand is an engineering Marvel and bringing hands into VR was no easy feat. [00:07:30] Uh, it required a lot of collaboration against product design research, but we continue to improve that product, finding new ways to navigate with gestures and interact with VR. So today we're introducing the interaction SDK, a library of modular components that will make it easy to add hand interactions to your apps. Speaker 1: That's pretty Speaker 4: Exciting. But next year we are releasing a new product. That'll push the boundaries of VR even further. We've codenamed it project KBRI. So Speaker 1: This isn't the next quest. It's gonna be compatible [00:08:00] with quest, but Cambria will be a completely new advanced and high end product. And it'll be at the higher end of the price spectrum too. Our plan here is to keep building out this product line to release our most advanced technology before we can hit the price points that we target with quest. All right. So let's talk about some of the new advances here. Speaker 4: Sure. There's a ton of new tech going into Cambria. For example, your avatar will be able to make natural eye contact and reflect your facial expressions in real time. [00:08:30] This way people you're interacting with will have a, a real sense of how you're actually feeling it does mean building more sensors into a form factor. That's comfortable to where for a while, and because we want VR to be for everyone, we also have to make sure avatars represent a diverse set of human facial features and skin tones, as well as paying attention to things like, um, glasses and beers that might get in the way of some of the sensors. Speaker 1: So that's gonna be a big step forward for social presence, and I'm really glad that we're focused on making it inclusive [00:09:00] from the start. Now, what about unlocking more mixed reality experiences? I mean, imagine working at your virtual desk with multiple screens while seeing your real desk so clearly that you can pick up a pen and write notes without out taking your headset off, or, you know, you're doing a workout with a virtual instructor in your living room. Speaker 4: It's gonna be so cool. We're already seeing the potentials of these kinds of experiences today, as people are building for our pass through API, but with Cambria, we'll be taking this to the next level with [00:09:30] high resolution colored mixed reality pass through. We essentially combine an Ray of sensors with reconstruction algorithms to represent your physical world in a headset with a sense of depth and perspective. Speaker 1: But the ultimate goal here is true augmented reality glasses. And we've been working on that too. And today I wanna show you an experience that we've been working on for project Nazare, which is the code name for our first full augmented reality glasses here. You'll see, you're chatting with friends [00:10:00] on WhatsApp and planning a game night. You can select a game and then as you walk over to your kitchen, you can easily just put your game onto the table and you're off. That's the kind of experience that augmented reality will unlock. There's a lot of technical work to get at this form factor and experience, right? We have to fit hologram displays, projectors batteries, radios, custom Silicon chips, cameras, speakers, sensors, to map the world around you and more into glasses that are about five millimeters thick. [00:10:30] So we still have a ways to go with Nazare, but we are making good progress.

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