How Stupid is the Metaverse?

I’d say pretty stupid.

I mean, it’s a science-fictional idea that may or may not happen in my lifetime. In the short term, it’s just a shiny object that Zuck wants to use to fool people into thinking his company is not a terrible one on practically every level.

Matt Birchler thinks otherwise:

I don’t think a world where we spend all of our time in a digital world is good, nor do I think Facebook (damnit, Meta) is the best company to sheppard this concept forward, but I do think that we’re further down this road than many people think we are.

We aren’t. All the things he talks about AR, smart watches, etc. are still firmly in the real world. Wake me up when we have Ready Player One-style worlds.

November 2, 2021

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