Vigilant Citizen – vigilantcitzen.com Jan 6, 2022
For months, media has been hyping the “metaverse”, a network of 3D virtual worlds in which people engage using avatars. Considered to be the “next phase of the internet”, tech giants such as Microsoft are currently investing billions of dollars to create an alternate reality where people will be able to “work, play, shop, and meet virtually”.
Indeed, nothing would make them happier than to turn humanity into a collection of isolated individuals who cannot accomplish anything without some tech gizmo strapped to their heads. While several companies are heavily invested in the metaverse, the main hypeman for it is Mark Zuckerberg.
The picture above aptly symbolizes the future they are trying to create: A bunch of people staring into machines as their overlord watches over. This picture is also fascinating for another reason: The faces of the two main subjects in this picture. Zuckerberg is smiling. The sitting guy next to him. Not smiling at all. In fact, his mouth is literally an upside-down smile. I didn’t even know that this was even possible.
Undeterred by the fact that every attempt at strapping crap on people’s heads resulted in monumental flops (remember TVs with 3D glasses?), tech giants are marching on. And they keep flopping on.