Metaverse

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.”

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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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The Zuckerberg Blues: Facebook’s $232 Billion Face Plant Sets Record for Largest One-Day Market Value Drop

Facebook lost more than $232 billion in value following the announcement of the company losing daily users for the first time ever. The humiliating 26 percent drop in the company’s stock price set a record for the largest one-day loss in market value ever in history. The loss is $50 billion more than the previous record holder, Apple’s one-day loss in September 2020 of $182 billion.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that …

Bokhari: Metaverse Hype Was Born of Coronavirus Groupthink

There’s an arms race to capture the “metaverse,” the posited futuristic world of interconnected virtual realities. Microsoft and Facebook are locked in an increasingly expensive battle for control of what they believe to be the future. But where did this hype come from?

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WSJ: Microsoft Is Preparing to Fight Facebook in Metaverse Turf War

The Wall Street Journal states in a recent article that Microsoft’s latest moves in the gaming and online community space show that while Facebook is attempting to shape the future of the online metaverse, Microsoft isn’t going to allow the social media giant to control it so easily.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella