Announced last Oct 28, 2021, Facebook is rebranding their parent company into “Meta.” You might think, “why are they changing to something straight from a sci-fi movie?”
It aims to bring the “Metaverse” to help connect people, find communities, and build businesses. The combination of AR elements plus their vast social network is a match made in heaven. Or, in this case, made in the Metaverse.
Imagine meeting someone online while experiencing the same dynamics of a personal meetup! It’s like merging reality with virtual spaces. How cool is that?
With this audacious move, the billions of users from all their apps and businesses relying on their advertisements combined will surely be affected. Are you curious how it will change remote work? Here are 6 exciting ways the new Facebook “Meta” will change remote working.
Interactions Online will Be More Personal
The world has embraced remote working as we face the pandemic. And most are pretty much accustomed to the transition. But the problem is, the social and personal elements are gone. I mean, video calls can only do so much.
The Facebook Meta will certainly bridge that gap. Imagine, meeting your officemates in a virtual conference room, discussing all your plans. We can put it much higher, and you can even meet in a spaceship overseeing Earth.
Can you really do that in the real world? Personal interactions plus an out-of-this-world experience? Yes, please!
Virtually No Physical Risks in the Office
And speaking of the pandemic, we all want to be safe from the dangers of the pandemic. We don’t know when it will really end. But with the Facebook Meta, we will all be safe from personal interactions that can transmit the disease regardless.
And, in the future, when COVID is history, physical accidents and risks will be avoided with our virtual office. No more accidentally slipping through a wet floor. Or even worse happenings.
Free from Daily Commute
If you’re a Filipino, you know the perils of commuting. A 2-3 hours commute is regular in the workplace. Don’t get me started when “traffic” really happens.
As businesses embrace the Facebook Meta, you will be free from this long commute. That’s more time for things for your family and passion projects. You can use the time for the things that matter the most.
Virtual But Real Offices
Are you sick of your virtual office? I mean, yes, you can communicate through instant messaging and all. But how would you feel to walk, sit, run, and bump into your officemates online?
Yes, you can do that with the Metaverse – experience virtual offices, but with a similar physical dynamic with your peers.
As long as you can think of it (and it can be programmed), anything is possible in the Metaverse. And this possibility transcends creativity to the next level. Businesses can create new experiences that are not comparable in the real world.
Most Businesses Will Have Remote Operations
With Meta, businesses can now integrate remote experiences for both their clients and employees. Instead of attracting customers in a physical place, you can let them experience it all online.
Think if you’re selling a real estate property. Instead of showing pictures, they can tour the property straight from their homes. The market reach will even span across the globe.
As a remote worker, you should adapt to this change when it’s streamlined.
We still don’t know how the Metaverse will pan out. With this groundbreaking vision, it will surely demand more resources and innovation to make it the norm. But until then, we can only speculate what will happen moving forward. But it surely is an exciting time for the next generations. Cheers!