Meta CEO Zuckerberg predicts the metaverse will be mainstream in 5-10 years

The company formerly known as Facebook sees interoperability as a top priority so users can teleport from world to world and take their digital purchases with them.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg fenced with Olympic champion Lee Kiefer during the Connect 2021 keynote to illustrate how exercise is a popular way to experience virtual reality.

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In the opening keynote of Connect 2021, Mark Zuckerberg fenced with the hologram of an Olympic champion, attended a work meeting with humans and a giant red robot and played a surfing game with a face full of sunscreen. He admitted that it’s still very early days for the metaverse but said he and his company are focused on the future.

That future includes a new name: Meta. 

He said that his organization is still the company that builds tech around bringing people together, but from…

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