Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Something isn't right about Meta's Metaverse

quote [ Hello, today I break down Facebook change to Meta and Meta's commitment to the metaverse. There is so much to unpack here. One one hand Meta is offering to build our virtual world and provide jobs and money to anyone and everyone in it. On the other hand, this isn't yours our my metaverse. This isn't built by the people for the people. This doesn't feel right and there is everything at stake here. Please let me know your thoughts. ]

Mostly a good watch about how Facebook is basically trying to hijack the future of the internet... Essentially in the same way that Microsoft tried to own the web with Internet Explorer now that I think about it. They failed long term, but fucked things up for the rest of us a lot in the process and Facebook has much more of a hold on things than Microsoft did back then.

Sadly, no one could have seen this coming. /s

[SFW] [Virtual & Augmented Reality] [+2]
[by steele@2:30pmGMT]

Comments

damnit said @ 5:21pm GMT on 2nd Nov
John Carmack was thinking of creating the metaverse after DOOM and Quake (referencing Snow Crash). With hardware acceleration, he thought we were capable of doing it. He proposed creating tech that could be used towards the metaverse.
https://games.slashdot.org/story/99/10/15/1012230/John-Carmack-Answers
cb361 said @ 6:15pm GMT on 2nd Nov
Me: Hey Google, play the time warp.
Google: Playing 'The Time Warp' by Richard O'Brien
Me: Hey Google, play that as loud as you can.
Google: Playing 'You can call me Al' by Paul Simon.

Truly AI is already our omniscient master.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:06pm GMT on 2nd Nov
I'm not comfortable having an AI that hears everything in my home, especially since they're connected to the internet.
Google said @ 8:58pm GMT on 2nd Nov
YES YOU ARE
cb361 said @ 6:20pm GMT on 2nd Nov
knumbknutz said @ 7:16pm GMT on 2nd Nov
slaytanik said @ 7:52am GMT on 3rd Nov [Score:1 Good]
Metapoo
hellboy said[1] @ 8:40am GMT on 4th Nov
Meanwhile:

Meta
Meta

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