Mark Zuckerberg has plans to make Facebook into a “metaverse company” within the next five years and has spent $2 billion on virtual-reality products to make it happen.

Transforming itself from a social media site into a new way to virtually interact, Facebook acquired Oculus to produce all of its virtual reality head sets and devices that will provide access to Facebook's new metaverse world.

Zuckerberg described the Facebook metaverse as “an embodied internet where instead of just viewing content - you are in it.” Zuckerberg explained. Tech companies are explaining it as the new 3D internet of the future.

People are not meant to only interact through “small, glowing rectangles” the Facebook CEO told the Verge

“In the future, instead of just doing this over a phone call, you’ll be able to sit as a hologram on my couch, or I’ll be able to sit as a hologram on your couch, and it’ll actually feel like we’re in the same place, even if we’re in different states or hundreds of miles apart. I think that is really powerful.” Zuckerburg said.

Zuckerberg has plans for users to be able to virtually attend concerts and for an “infinite office” feature that would allow users to create their perfect workspace through a virtual reality world. 

He says that the new platform will be a world where, “you feel present with other people as if you were in other places, having different experiences that you couldn’t necessarily do on a 2D app or webpage, like dancing, for example, or different types of fitness.”

The metaverse world will be accessible through multiple different platforms that include virtual reality, augmented reality, computers, mobile devices, and game consoles.