Disney Terminates Entire Metaverse Division

Now you see it, now you don’t. Disney is eliminating its entire metaverse division as part of the impending mass layoffs destined to impact as many as 7,000 employees, a report Monday claims.

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Lawmakers Question Teenage Access to Facebook’s Metaverse

U.S. Representatives Ken Buck (R-CO) and David Cicilline (D-RI) today sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg inquiring whether it’s a good idea to allow users as young as 13 on its Horizon Worlds metaverse platform, arguing Facebook has harmed youth mental health in the past.

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Wall Street Loves Zuck: Facebook Stock Soars Despite Earnings Miss as Company Tightens Belt

Facebook (now known as Meta) released its fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, and Wall Street is loving what Mark Zuckerberg has to say despite a significant miss in earnings for the quarter. Although the company suffered its third consecutive quarter of declining revenue and missed its profit target by a considerable margin, Zuckerberg is trumpeting 2023 as the “year of efficiency,” and Facebook shares have jumped almost 20 percent in response.

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Gaming Legend John Carmack: Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Can ‘Be Better Inside the Headset than Outside’

Legendary programmer John Carmack, co-founder of id Software of Doom fame and consulting CTO to Facebook’s Oculus VR, said it would be a “positive thing” to build a virtual reality world “where people want to go back into their headset.” Carmack ominously compared VR to the rise of the internet, saying: “I do think it’s going to be kind the way the web slowly took over, where you’re the frog in the pot of water that’s slowly heating up.”


Welcome to the Woke Future: AI Expert Predicts People Will Raise ‘Virtual Children’ in the Metaverse

In a new book, AI expert Catriona Campbell suggests that it won’t be long before people begin to raise virtual children in the Metaverse as the cost of child-rearing rises. What seems like a nightmare scenario to some is a positive to the author, who says that virtual children “could help us solve some of today’s most pressing issues, including overpopulation.”

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