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Facebook will create 10,000 jobs in Europe to build its “metaverse”

Washington, Oct 17 (EFE) .- Facebook announced this Sunday that it will create 10,000 new qualified jobs in Europe in the next five years, with the aim of shaping what it has dubbed “metaverse”, a meeting place between individuals in the digital universe.

“This investment is a vote of confidence in the strength of the European technology industry and the potential of European talent in the area of ​​technologies,” said Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg and Vice President of Products in a statement. company headquarters, Javier Olivan.

Although the statement does not specify countries, the specialized media CNBC assured that the company will focus its search for talent in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland.

“Europe is enormously important to Facebook,” said Clegg and Olivan, who highlighted the avant-garde work of European companies in areas such as biotechnology or digital banking.

“In Spain, there are record levels of investment in startups that are solving everything from supermarket shopping delivery to neuroelectronics, while Sweden is on its way to becoming the first cashless society for 2023 “, they added.

In July, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would form a team to develop the “metaverse,” a term that describes a digital universe in which multiple people can interact within a virtual, three-dimensional environment. .

Facebook has recognized that it cannot build that space alone, so it has announced an investment of $ 50 million to collaborate with other companies and academics to help it determine how that space can be created “responsibly.”

“No single company will own or operate the ‘metaverse’. Like the internet, its main feature will be its openness and interoperability. Bringing it to life will require collaboration between companies, developers, creators and policy makers,” the note emphasizes.

The social network calculates that many of the products that will make up the “metaverse” will not be fully available for another 10 or 15 years, and for this it needs “highly specialized engineers” that it will search mainly in Europe.

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