“The Metaverse Is Bad, It is not a world in a headset but a fantasy of power.” by Ian Bogost

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I said this elsewhere, I’ll say it again. The metaverse is a thing. You will know it when you see it. If someone has to tell you that something is the metaverse. Including changing the name of their product to “metaverse,” then it’s not the metaverse. The metaverse will need to, pretty much by definition, not be controlled by a single entity. What they are essentially trying to do is turn back the clock and put what will essentially be “the internet” behind a walled garden.


Can someone please explain what the fuck the Metaverse is without using loose or abstract terms? I still have no fucking idea what everyone is talking about.


I think artists will do something amazing with it, companies will exploit people with it and politicians will do something disgusting with it.


Can we let pornhub give it a try before totally writing this off?


Oh my God people are taking this way too seriously. It just Facebook making a VR environment. It’s not going to change the world, it’s not going to end the world. People need to calm the hell down.