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Metaverse vs Universe: A Tale of Two Masters

Updated: Mar 17

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe /VS/ Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Metaverse

In this scenario, we the people are the universe. What remains to be seen, is how many of us join the metaverse.

First of all, I am not anti-metaverse. I am anti-facebook-led metaverse.

Zuckerberg wants us all to work, live, play and escape to the metaverse. Escape from what, exactly? All the horrible things happening around us? Does he not want us to see the growing homeless population on the streets, or the destroyed forests, or garbage filled oceans and polluted streams? What about all the beautiful landscapes and destinations the real world offers? We'll be missing those too.

Is the plan for us all to strap on a V/R headset or glasses and forget the physical world exists?

Hard pass, Zuck.

Have you seen Mark's video introducing Meta? He basically describes all the things we can already do, but now we can do them (with even less human interaction) while wearing a headset over our eyes.

How "innovative".

Here's a few of my thoughts on the metaverse:

*Again, I am not anti-metaverse, I know it sounds like it, but I do think there are some cool uses for it.

Zuckerberg states we can have a "home office" to work out of. this isn't for people who work in any industry where being in-person is vital like manufacturing, retail, food, healthcare, and other services. Got it.

Apparently, in the metaverse, you can design a second virtual home and create a second virtual wardrobe. But here's the can purchase "name brand" and designer virtual items (from guess who -- I'll tell you, advertisers, from virtual advertisers) so it's like keeping up with the jones' but not only in real life but, also in your virtual life too. Sounds expensive, toxic, and exhausting.

You can also invite people to your house and play games and hang out. Wow, what a ground-shattering idea. If only there was a way we could do that already. Oh wait...

When your friends come over in the metaverse, can you hug them? No, not physically. And ther