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Thursday, July 22, 2021


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Heheh, Zuck will join a list of companies that thought they were the Metaverse. It's a data mining company, not an innovator of Metaverse technology.

Love that picture though, it should be captioned "What the Metaverse is not".

sirhc desantis

'..people seeing us as primarily being a social media company..' Odd. Thats not how I see it at all:)
But yes - that RL identity thing again. Wasn't that a focus of that HiSomething fail as well? Although will add that the audio stuff was a take on stuff that had been done before


** Love that picture though, it should be captioned "What the Metaverse is not". **

I would rather say, that this is the Metaverse. But it is the Metaverse as it is envisioned by people like Zuck and the likes of him. As a tool they control and that is set up perfectly for mindless consumption since for such people a thinking customer is a bad customer.


@Rin: True. One good test is whether the innovator eats their own dogfood. Consider Rosedale for SL or Zuck for VR. They didn't actually use their own technologies for meetings, or education, or running their company infrastructure.

If it doesn't grow hair and cure warts for the huckster it probably doesn't for anyone else, either.

It's a novelty for a while and then many of these sectors fall back on more traditional methods that work.

That's why my money is on these larger companies that are concentrating more on the technology than the hair tonic, like the game engines, the graphics card companies, etc. The consumers of these products will determine if they can build it out into successful Metaverse implementations.


I'm late to this one. Before I read this, I got this from Twitter:


Yeah, ol'Zuck has something up his sleeve.

Wagner James Au

"Consider Rosedale for SL or Zuck for VR. They didn't actually use their own technologies for meetings, or education, or running their company infrastructure"

I can't speak for Zuck, but Philip definitely held regular Linden staff meetings in SL back in the day and definitely does regular staff meetings in HiFi now.


@Wagner: Ah, I stand corrected.

Adeon Writer

Blizzard's Battle.net game distribution client also requires your real name, just like Facebook. Yet I don't see anyone complaining about that.

Just like Facebook, it's required to sign up, but other players can't see it. Every World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, Overwatch, or Diablo player give away their real identity in order to make an account and buy games from their service.

I feel people are overly harsh on Facebook doing it. It's really not out of the ordinary.

As long as those names aren't required to be public-facing, you only need to worry about Facebook's obsession with profiting off your data. No metaverse will work if everyone knows your real name just by seeing you - and Facebook knows that.

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