Facebook’s owner company Meta has made preparations to open its first shop. See how this shop will open in California.
Facebook first store
Meta’s first physical showroom to open this month is in Silicon Valley’s Berlingem.
What will be getting?
Things like Ray-Ban’s smart glasses, Portal video calling device and Oculus VR headset will be sold here.
The look and feel of the showroom is similar to that of the Apple Store. Here the wood is more visible and there is an attempt to keep the decoration very simple.
Facebook changed its name to Meta only last year and talked about focusing more on the Metaverse as the Internet of the future.
emphasis on metaverse
Now the company is promoting such devices which will be useful for the metaverse, including headsets and smart glasses etc.
The union of the virtual and the physical
The company is also experimenting a lot with augmented reality. Through this technology, virtual avatars will be used during the conference call and the company will sell things related to it.
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How many transgenders live in America
A new study has tried to estimate the population of transgender people in America. So let’s know how many transgenders live in America.
Transgenders Population in millions
The study estimated that about 16.4 million people over the age of 13 in the US consider themselves to be transgender. They believe that they feel different from the gender identity they were given at birth.
Higher percentage among youth
It is estimated that 0.5 percent of all American adults, or about 1.3 million people, consider themselves to be transgender. At the same time, 1.4 percent of the youth of 13 to 17 years, or about three lakh people, consider themselves to be transgender.
Number is constant
The study was conducted by researchers from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School. They found that the number and percentage of adults who consider themselves to be transgender is about the same as in 2016 and 2017. For this study, data collected from surveys conducted by the US CDC Institute of Health between 2017 and 2020 was used.
Jody L. Herman, one of the study’s authors, says the report shows that trans people live everywhere and there is a need to listen to their needs and concerns and formulate policies for them.
The researchers themselves pointed out that the CDC’s data has some limitations, but its results are similar to those of earlier surveys. One problem is, of course, that the language used by the CDC in some of the questions is not ideal.
Need better language
For example, the CDC asked transgender people whether they considered themselves “male to female” or “female to male”. Some trans people oppose this terminology. It was described as a very rude way to understand a very sensitive subject.
The US Census Bureau is now looking to conduct a larger study to find out the best ways to inquire about gender identity and sexual orientation.