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Facebook Connect 2021 (October 28)

Zenbane
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This year's Facebook Connect will be virtual. It looks like we'll be able to register for attendance; details to come.

 

Facebook released news on this today. So now would be a fun time to start making some predictions!

 

Here is what I am expecting:

  • Oculus Quest Pro news
  • VR Metaverse info
  • New Oculus VR Software projects

 

Above all, I am hoping that we once again have Carmack go unscripted. 😁

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Hmm... could we use asset scanning for physics or electric lab?  (I think not for chemical lab :D)

So you could scan some pendulum and VR software will calculate it's real size/length/speed etc. 🙂

Or even for robot creation labs 🙂

DaftnDirect
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Sooo, now that Infinite Office is finally out (albeit with a name change), what are the chances of Horizon coming out of closed beta prior to Connect?

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@DaftnDirect wrote:

Sooo, now that Infinite Office is finally out (albeit with a name change), what are the chances of Horizon coming out of closed beta prior to Connect?


 

Since Carmack will be speaking in Horizon, my best guess is that Facebook will keep it in Beta Invite-Only in order to avoid crashing the servers lol

 

I logged in to Horizon to see if I could RSVP a spot for this event, but it isn't available yet.

Zenbane
Level 15

10 more days! 

 

Retina Resolution is otw??

 

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Zenbane
Level 15

Strong rumors are out that Facebook may be announcing a name change at this year's conference 🤔

 

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

 

The coming name change, which CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28th, but could unveil sooner, is meant to signal the tech giant’s ambition to be known for more than social media and all the ills that entail. The rebrand would likely position the blue Facebook app as one of many products under a parent company overseeing groups like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. A spokesperson for Facebook declined to comment for this story.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22735612/facebook-change-company-name-metaverse

 

Anyone up for speculating on some new names??

 

I'm hoping for something Matrix-ish, like:

  • MetaSphere
  • Cosmic Void
  • Quantum Deck

 

Some fun ones I pulled off of a random Org Name generator:

  • Metatract
  • Avaverse
  • Metaveo
  • Worldoid
  • Trozon
  • Fifth Cube
  • Metalicgenic
  • Mystic Street
  • WebCoil
  • Conceptile

 

 

kojack
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Maybe they will rename to Oculus?

🙂

 

 

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DaftnDirect
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I suppose having the company name as one of your apps is becoming less meaningful.

Given his like of Ready Player One, I'd go with One in the title... World also suitably grandiose.

 

So maybe OneWorld... or something.

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kojack
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Checking trademarks owned by Facebook, Inc in the US: (current or expired)

0
8
32665
@ SCALE
@ SCALE
APPLINKS
BALL IN THE FAMILY
BEACON
BONFIRE
CATBOOK
CREATIVITY IN A MINUTE
DOGBOOK
F
F GO LET'S GROW YOUR BUSINESS
F8
FACE
FACEBOOK
FACEBOOK ADS
FACEBOOK AT WORK
FACEBOOK BEACON
FACEBOOK DEVELOPER GARAGE
FACEBOOK FOR GOOD
FACEBOOK GO
FACEBOOK HOME
FACEBOOK HORIZON
FACEBOOK INSIGHTS
FACEBOOK PAGES
FACEBOOK PAY
FACEBOOK POKE
FACEBOOK STUDIO EDGE
FACEPILE
FANSUMER
FB
FB.GG
FBOOK
FBX
FEEL THERE
FMC
FOR MESSENGER
FRIENDFEED
GIVE YOUR COMPUTER THE BIRD
GRAPH SEARCH
HOME
HORIZON
HORSEBOOK
IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE, FEEL THERE
INTERNET ORG
INTERNET.ORG
INTERNET.ORG BY FACEBOOK | PARTNER
LASSO
LIFESTAGE
LIKE
LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE
MIXER
MIXER HYPEZONE
MIXER REALITY
MY BABYBOOK
MYXER
MYXER SOCIAL RADIO
NEXTSTOP.COM
NOVI
ONNX
OPENG
PARAKEY
POKE
PORTAL
PORTALS
PRESTO
PYTORCH
REACH GENERATOR
REACT
REACT NATIVE
RETURNING THE FAVOR
RIFF
RINGMARK
RIVAL PEAK
RIVAL SPEAK
SAFETY CHECK
SELFIED
SHOUT
SLINGSHOT
SOCIAL ADS
SOCIALADS
SOUNDBOARD
STARS
STROBE
TBH
TEACH ACCESS
TECH PREP
THE CROWD SINGS BACK
THREADSY
W
WALL
WORKPLACE BY FACEBOOK
WORKPLACE FROM FACEBOOK
WORLD HACK
X

 

Trademarks owned by Facebook Technologies in the US:

+ -
ASGARD'S WRATH
BEAT SABER
CRESCENT BAY
DEAD & BURIED
DEFY REALITY
EYEPROOF
FARLANDS
INFINITE OFFICE
O
OCULUS
OCULUS CONNECT
OCULUS GO
OCULUS INSIGHT
OCULUS QUEST
OCULUS READY
OCULUS RIFT
OCULUS VENUES
OCULUS VR
POWERED BY OCULUS
QUEST
RIFT
SANZARU
STORIES
VR SPORTS CHALLENGE
WORLDS OF WRATH

 

The new name most likely isn't there, and I can't be bothered checking them all for dates or if they already exist. This is at least an example of the names they either own or used to own.

(Some of the ones like 0 are actually logo designs, not just words. The US trademark search is annoying)

 

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kojack
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Of course trademarks can be created by trustees (ie. companies other than facebook), then transferred to Facebook after the announcement, so it's likely the trademark is already live (it can take years), but under a temporary owner.

 

Or something, I'm not a business guy or lawyer. 🙂

 

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I like FACEPILE.

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