Mark Zuckerberg's mysterious 'metaverse' project will employ 10,000 people in Europe
The technology giant, Facebook , through a post on the Blog has announced the "Metaverse" plan that aims to employ 10 thousand people in the European Union.
"Metaverse has the potential to help unlock access to new creative, social and economic opportunities. And the Europeans will shape it from the beginning.
New jobs to be created over the next five years will include “highly specialized engineers. Investing in the EU offered many advantages, including access to a large consumer market, first-class universities and high-quality talent, Facebook said in a post.
Zuckerberg outlined his vision for The Verge in July, saying one could "think of metavers as an embedded internet" where instead of just looking at content, one would be part of it.
"And you feel present with other people as if you were in other places, having different experiences that you may not necessarily do in an app or website, like dancing, for example, or different types of fitness, "said Zuckerberg.
The social media giant has said the European Union is extremely important to the company's success, also noting that its investment in the EU reflects a "vote of confidence in the strength of the European technology industry and the potential of European talent".
A Facebook spokesman told Insider that the company would target Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland for employment.