Facebook's huge investment in Europe: Zuckerberg's group announces 10,000 new jobs in five years for the Metaverse
Facebook believes in the Metaverse, a new concept launched last July by CEO-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who says it represents the future of the group he leads and perhaps even of the internet itself. The key will be the integration of all ecosystem services to create a unified and therefore fascinating experience.
Hence the huge investment that will create 10,000 jobs in Europe, "a proof of confidence towards the European tech industry and its potential talent," said the CEO. As mentioned, the goal is to unify the group's services, from the evolving future of virtual reality (VR) to the actuality represented by social - let's not forget that Zuckerberg's group also owns Instagram. "Underlying this is the idea that by creating a greater sense of "virtual presence," online interaction can become much closer to the experience of in-person interaction. The metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities." And Europeans will be at the forefront.
Zuckerberg shares European values
There's a big EU investment on the horizon, then, among Facebook's plans. It will lead to the hiring of a huge number of "highly qualified" professionals: as many as 10,000 jobs will be created in Europe over five years. The group controlled by Mark Zuckerberg professes to be enthusiastic about the moment the tech industry is living in Europe, hence the idea of investing in the Old Continent.
Europe would have a "number of advantages that make it an ideal place for companies to invest", including a large consumer market, historic and excellent universities and above all a large number of young people who are waiting for the great opportunity to unleash their talent. Facebook would like to give them this opportunity, convinced to invest in the level of excellence of European companies in different fields, such as biotechnology or banking, which looks to the future of finance.
The Facebook group cites as virtuous examples Spain, which is investing a lot in "fresh", "young" ideas, born from start-ups, or Sweden, which has announced the total stop to cash by 2023, which will make it the first cash-free nation in the world.
In addition to emerging talent, Facebook explains, the EU attracts for the values it would have in common with Zuckerberg's company: freedom of expression, privacy, transparency and human rights, the same ones Facebook is committed to protecting through "considerable actions." "We look forward," the social writes, "to working with governments across the EU to find the right people and the right markets to take this project forward, as part of an upcoming recruitment campaign across the region."
Facebook chooses Europe
Facebook therefore chose Europe as the ideal place in which to build its next computing platform, which comes through the development of what is called the Metaverse. A word that doesn't only describe the future of the social network, but of the internet in general.
According to Zuckerberg's vision, the internet must evolve from a "two-dimensional" surface, that is to say, visitable through a limited number of options and interactions, to a world with a third dimension, space, capable of great dynamism.
At the moment it's still a very fuzzy concept, but Facebook believes in it a lot and this is witnessed for the umpteenth time by the huge investment in the program.