news devices VivaTech: Will you be able to test your META on Facebook?
Europe’s largest exhibition on innovation and digital returns from 15-18 June. This year, the show kicks off entirely on Web3. Among these new positions, META has been a hit. In fact, to test the Facebook metaverse, some people had to wait several hours…
Presentation of Vivatech with Web3 Sauce
The Vivatech Show, which debuted in 2016, has become an unmissable meeting place for the world’s technology elite. Each year, the exhibition highlights new technologies and innovations by inviting the best companies in their fields.
In this sixth edition, Vivatech has honored the world of blockchain by inviting very big names from the crypto ecosystem to the headline address.
Thus, sector professionals were able to attend on June 15-16, interventions (remotely) by Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. The Russian entrepreneur has taken the opportunity to spread and develop the various uses of the blockchain across several sectors.
In general, when we hear about blockchain and web3, the metaverse is never far away…
LVMH, which intends to permanently install its products and services in the virtual world, has the largest platform in the exhibition. The group notably presents “different applications of metaverse uses to the world of luxury, in part through its new virtual muse, Livi, who will be the spokesperson for the group’s innovations”.
But the group isn’t the only one offering the metaverse for Vivatech…
In fact, META, one of the leaders in this field, is also present with a platform dedicated to its own virtual world of Horizon.
The platform has been a huge hit since participating in an activity in the metaverse where the queue was 5 hours this Thursday, June 15th.
While the show was only for professionals, one wonders how much waiting time is necessary when it opens to the general public?
You are definitely wondering what general activity requires 5 hours of waiting… a roller coaster in the metaverse? No, the augmented reality meeting.
Indeed, for Vivatech 2022, Mark Zukerberg is offering the possibility to participate in a virtual meeting in the Horizon Workrooms metaverse.
The company has planned the occasion for a set of Oculus Quest 2 headphones that will propel you directly into the professional world of tomorrow.
So if you don’t have 5 hours to dedicate to a virtual meeting, put on your Oculus, we transport you into the world of work of the future.
First, using your console, you can choose the right place for your dream meeting: a heavenly beach, a chalet in the mountains, a forest….
Then comes the selection of your avatar for your cartoon character.
Once you create your character, you can sit with your colleagues around a 3D virtual meeting table.
When you’re interacting alone at home, your avatar reproduces in the virtual world and your movements and facial expressions reproduce fairly faithfully.
Thanks to the spatial distribution of the sound, each interlocutor is audible, but with a variation in the strength of the sound depending on its position on the meeting table. The neighbor who whispers to you ‘What are we eating for lunch? It won’t be heard throughout the virtual room, fortunately… This feature will make exchanges more spontaneous according to Antoine Bordes, IA Director at Meta.’
Finally, to take notes in this virtual world, you can use a word processing program built directly into the interface, but also let yourself be tempted by the virtual pen that fairly reliably reproduces the movement, thanks to “hand tracking”. hand and fingers.
end of meeting…
META is already well done and promising.
Although not everyone has a VR headset at home, at this level of development the tool has been very useful in the context of confinement a few years ago.