Whether you’re strapping in for a Peloton ride or buying up virtual real estate, Mark Zuckerberg says you’ve joined the metaverse.
On an August episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, the Meta CEO said the evolution of virtual reality will unfold similarly to computers and cell phones: Gamers are the first to explore new technology, followed by mainstream users who want to use it to socialize.
But the metaverse already appears to be transforming beyond that traditional trajectory, Zuckerberg said. He considers fitness apps, like Peloton, a third step in virtual reality’s evolution because their technology connects people across the world through physical movement.
“This was sort of my theory: ‘Gaming is use case number one for VR [virtual reality],’” Zuckerberg said on the podcast. “But then pretty quickly…we’re getting all these other use cases that are kind of crazy and are happening sooner than I thought.”