Meta's Horizon World app user reveals avatar was “virtually groped” | Intel remark Metaverse #shorts
Early tester of Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse app reveals her avatar was ‘GROPED’ by a stranger – raising concerns about the safety of the virtual world.
What is the metaverse?
“Metaverse” is a set of virtual spaces where you can play, work, and communicate with other people who are not in the same physical space as you.
Meta launched an investigation after a woman said she was groped by a stranger in the metaverse
Meta releases Meta Horizon World:
META officially released the HORIZON WORLDS METAVERSE app in the US and Canada
Two years after it was created, Meta officials released the Horizon Worlds Metaverse app on December 9th.
Horizon Worlds is far from the fully realized metaverse that CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisions. This is the future internet where online experiences such as chatting with friends will ultimately feel like face-to-face interaction.
This app is the first step in Zuckerberg’s master plan, where as long as US and Canadian users are 18 and have the right equipment, they can meet with others, play games and build their own virtual world. You can – Quest 2 virtual reality (VR) headset.
Horizon World was first announced in 2019 and was released in beta last year, but is now available to users for free without the need for an invitation.
Metaverse vision requires 1000x more computational power, says Intel
According to Intel, our computing, storage and networking infrastructure today is simply not enough to enable this Metaverse vision.
Leading chip-maker Intel has stressed that building Metaverse — at scale and accessible by billions of humans in real time — will require a 1,000-times increase in computational efficiency from what we have today.
Raja Koduri, a senior vice president and head of Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, said that our computing, storage and networking infrastructure today is simply not enough to enable this Metaverse vision, being popularized by Meta (formerly Facebook) and other companies.
“We need several orders of magnitude more powerful computing capability, accessible at much lower latencies across a multitude of device form factors,” Koduri said in a blog post.