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Thursday, October 21, 2021, 13:00 (GMT+7)
In addition to Meta, Horizon, Facebook company was also mocked, so it changed to Skynet – the machine that destroys humanity in the fiction movie.
Technology page The Verge predicts, the name of the parent company that owns the social network Facebook may be related to Horizon – the virtual reality platform they are developing. This is in line with Impress Zuckerberg’s ambition to build an interactive living and working environment through virtual reality, instead of just connecting online as today. The Facebook Horizon platform was introduced in 2019 but earlier this year was changed to Horizon Worlds.
Meanwhile, Samidh Chakrabarti , a former director of public affairs at Facebook, guessed a more likely name to be used as Meta. The meta.com internet page is now redirected to meta.org – the official address of the biomedical research tool, developed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – the pause organization Impress Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan founded.
Bloomberg also considers Meta a possible name because Silicon Valley companies often prefer short domain names. Prior to that, Alphabet, the company that owns Google, also chose the domain abc.xyz as its official internet site.
Choosing The name Meta also makes it easy for Facebook to claim the term metaverse. The term first appeared in the science fiction novel Snow Fracture published in 1992 by American writer Neal Stephenson. Metaverse is currently used to refer to the virtual reality version of the Web.
Bloomberg also makes another prediction that the Facebook company will have the name FB, short enough and still easily recognisable. This is also an acronym used by many users of this social network.
Many people expressed sarcasm at Facebook’s name change plan. “I hope they chose the name Horizon because it’s the perfect name for a big evil corporation in a dystopian sci-fi story,” reader Nicholi commented on The Verge.
“Yes , Zuckerberg does everything to save his dubious reputation,” user Tinckerbel wrote. “Google changed its parent company’s name to Alphabet not because people hate them, but for Facebook it does,” wrote reader Sizer.
“Boldly suggest changing to FakeBook, both in line with the corporate culture and the right image for the public”, reader Kai commented on VnExpress. Before that, Facebook repeatedly faced scandals related to user data exposure and fake news.
“Skynet “, wrote Fortnot reader. Skynet is the name of a sci-fi movie with the main character being a Skynet machine developed by humans but turned to destroy humanity itself.
On October 20, The Verge quoted an unnamed source for Knowing that, Impress Zuckerberg is expected to announce the change of the company’s name during the annual Connect conference on October 28. The Facebook company owns the social network Facebook, Instagram, messaging platform Messenger, WhatsApp, and virtual reality headsets Oculus. Facebook isn’t the first major tech company to change its name as its ambitions expand. In 2015, Google restructured under a parent company called Alphabet, asserting that it was not only a Web search engine but also engaged in manufacturing self-driving cars, medical technology…. Snapchat also rebranded as Snap in 2016, calling itself a “camera company” with Spectacles that can take pictures.