The social networks have been the worst invention that has been made in the current epoc, This concept gives me a lot of concern and I feel it too insecure for humanity.
I think that this project should be scrapped and destroyed, in the long run with the current devices there are many people who are going to take advantage of Robbery and kidnapping, as well as destruction of friendship networks.
since Facebook announced they were working on a Metaverse it seems more and more companies are jumping in. I am a huge cyberpunk fan and love the idea of a metaverse but in a way it scares me. Also, i don't want any part of a Facebook metaverse. I hope some other company comes in and kicks their ass. I'd be up for a Google/Apple Metaverse.
VR headsets seem to be the next big thing. we had the smartphone in 2007 which changed the world. maybe VR headsets aren't really meant just for gaming and they will become the next big hit. Maybe in 10-15 years from now people will be wearing headsets in public like it's nothing. Just like we don't think anything of carrying a computer in our pockets that not only can take photos/videos, play music, play games, communicate with someone on the otherside of the world but...take us to the fucking moon.
what are you thoughts about the metaverse? is reality enough for you or are you reading to escape into the a new world? if so then who do you want to be the biggets player? are you a zuck and don't mind Facebook getting a tighter hold of you or do you want to see Google, Amazon, or Apple ? Or maybe all them will have their own products...
The only thing I'd be possibly interested in is the thing we all heard long time when the net got up and running and everyone was hyping streams and videos can do everything. That thing about you don't have to attend sporting events in person and at some point stadiums would be geared up to sell you a feed that replicates the seat you bought.
So if you don't want to watch a broadcast feed and cant get to the stadium in person, you buy an e-ticket for section 150 and can simulate being there. You hear the crowd, no commentators, and see it live. You can even turn your head (or at minimum someone or a bot controls the view for you in a good way).
It doesn't even have to be every seat is a slightly different view. Just one canned VR view per section where a stadium camera is set up.
This already happened during last World Cup, but only in Europe, sadly. Apparently it WAS like watching from inside a deluxe seat in the stadium.
There was also a cool PSVR app that (in the free version) let you watch basketball, and boxing fights, these ones were damn cool because it looked like you were standing next to the ropes, you couls even see the sweat flying by your face sometimes (eww), LOL.
I think apple bought the guys who did the app, NextVR IIRC.
Yes the thing about the Metaverse is that it will Integrate all of these new ways to make money (think the rise of youtube/twitch streaming/etc. all over again): Decentralized currency, NFTs Blockchain, VR, AR, remote work, meetings, etc.