Facebook CEO, Mark Zukerberg already announced his interest in creating a “metaverse”. It is like a souped-up version of Virtual Reality (VR) - but some people think the metaverse could be the future of the internet. In fact, the belief is that it could be to VR what the modern smartphone is to the first clunky mobile phones of the 1980s.
Instead of being on a computer, in the metaverse, you might use a headset to enter a virtual world connecting all sorts of digital environments. Unlike current VR, which is mostly used for gaming, this virtual world could be used for practically anything - work, play, concerts, cinema trips - or just hanging out. And to make this happen has stepped up and is going to recruit 10,000 people from the EU, who will work on this project. It has recently invested $50m (£36.3m) in funding non-profit groups to help "build the Metaverse Responsibly".