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Look at what's actually evolving in terms of what people *want* rather that what we *wish* they wanted. The Future Metaverse is really about having a completely self-sovereign account (identity, history, digital assets, etc.) that can be brought with you wherever you go. Not a bunch of Zuckerberg 3d avatars that hang out in virtual rooms together. Community and self-sovereign identity are the most valuable currencies of the new Metaverse. The network is more about loosely connected Discord servers, membership-gating NFTs and fashionable PFPs than anything Meta is imagining.

Adeon Writer

Honestly anyone who thinks people want NFT's to be part of the metaverse is so totally out of touch of the heartbeat of virtual worlds that it's scary.

Martin K.

Just to add to the list of rookie mistakes by Meta in social VR:

- Zuckerberg's tone-deaf VR tour of disaster-striken Puerto Rico: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/10/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-slammed-for-puerto-rico-vr-video.html

- Killing Oculus Rooms, Oculus Venues, and Facebook Spaces before Horizon was ready: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKjbJR2JYzM&t=205s

Remembering the fate of Oculus Rooms, Oculus Venues, and Facebook Spaces might help to predict the future of Horizon Workrooms, Horizon Venues, and Horizon Worlds: it's unlikely that all three will survive the next few years without major changes.

And it's easy to predict that whatever it is that Ready at Dawn is working on for Meta, it will surely look and feel better than the Horizon apps.

Also, I don't think that VRChat or Rec Room are already too big to be bought by Meta. (And both are facing serious challenges in the coming years: To which other platforms should they expand? How will they compete with events in Fortnite and with VR games in Roblox? How will they keep investors happy without joining the NFT and crypto hype?)

TonyVT Skarredghost

They shared this number to give people FOMO, but actually most experienced people did not fall for this trap

RolandLegrand

Maybe this got mentioned somewhere, but please realize that Horizon Worlds is not available yet in Meta's second largest market, Europe.

Wagner James Au

Yes that's definitely true! I believe Quest 1/Quest 2 install base in Europe is about 1 million - 1.5 million total, so will be interesting to see how much of the EU crowd will come in.

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