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Discovering the Metaverse

Recommended Reading: Mark Zuckerberg’s Augmented Reality

Meta is racing to release its first AR glasses in 2024, Zuckerberg wants the AR glasses to represent an “iPhone moment” for Meta — that is, a launch that shakes up the industry and redefines the company.

Mark Zuckerberg’s augmented reality

Alex Heath, The Verge

The Verge offers a detailed look at Meta’s AR roadmap, including info on a number of different augmented reality glasses models the company is working on.

Meta plans to take a nearly 50% cut on virtual asset sales in its metaverse

Sam Shead, CNBC

Facebook-parent Meta is planning to take a cut of up to 47.5% on the sale of digital assets on its virtual reality platform Horizon Worlds, which is an an integral part of the company’s plan for creating a so-called “metaverse.”

Meta teases a web version of Horizon Worlds

J. Fingas, Engadget

Meta’s Horizon Worlds might not require that you don a headset to get a taste of Horizon Worlds. In response to criticisms of Meta’s 47.5 percent cut of sales in the virtual world, CTO Andrew “Boz” Bosworth teased that a future “web version” would demand a more reasonable 25 percent. That’s “much lower” than rivals like Roblox(Tencent), the exec claimed.

A prototype of what Meta AR Glasses(Project Nazare) could look like.(This first model is supposedly based on Android and could offer “full” AR with 3D visuals, eye tracking, an outward-facing camera, stereo audio, a relatively wide field of view and a “socially acceptable” look — a similar approach to what powers the company’s current Quest VR headset.) Apple is readying an assault on Zuckerberg’s hardware strategy, too, starting with a high-end, mixed reality headset as soon as this year and eventually its own AR glasses.