Meta’s looking to provide more perspective on the coming metaverse shift via a new video series, hosted by Keke Palmer, in which Palmer explores Meta’s evolving VR worlds and opportunities.
The new series, entitled ‘Are We There Yet?’, will look at how Meta is planning for the future, and how the metaverse will change the way that we connect, engage, create and more.
As explained by Meta:
“Part Bill Nye The Science Guy, Part Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, ‘Are We There Yet?’ will be a metaverse 101, with each episode showcasing conversations between Palmer and various creators, artists, experts and more, as they travel through a future vision of the metaverse in a car and highlight the ways the metaverse will help us feel closer, be more collaborative, and be built by not just a few, but by all of us.”
The first episode, which you can watch in the embedded post above, sees Palmer talking with Meta’s VP of the metaverse Vishal Shah, in which they discuss some of the new potential opportunities of the space, including Horizon Worlds, virtual comedy clubs, movies, gaming and more.
It’s an interesting approach to mainstreaming some of the more technical aspects of the next stage, and demystifying the possibilities and potential for regular users.
It’s also interesting in the context of minority representation, and better aligning the metaverse with Black creators specifically.