Can we talk about the METAVERSE?

casa_mugrienta

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It all makes sense now.

This is the direction humanity takes.

A world where Mark Zuckerberg is god and the internet is a dinosaur.

All day mindless scrolling though Instagram/TikTok - reinvented with everyone doped into the Metaverse whenever possible...no longer living in the real world.

Never leave you're fvckin' couch except maybe to sh!t.

Get your UBI and hang out in the Metaverse all day.

You won't need a car cause you'll never leave your neighborhood. Amazon will deliver all your sh!t. Perfect for all those people who loved being locked down during COVID...never leaving their house, jerking off to Pornhub and watching DC/Marvel Comics.

The 1% (tech gods) will do real stuff, the rest will do it in the Metaverse.

A safe space where tech gods makes the rules of what is acceptable and not, with the ability to exile or even ban the registration of those who hold contrary views.

Bread and circuses for the dawn of AI.

What a steaming pile of sh!t humanity is.
 

sussle

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It all makes sense now.

This is the direction humanity takes.

A world where Mark Zuckerberg is god and the internet is a dinosaur.

All day mindless scrolling though Instagram/TikTok - reinvented with everyone doped into the Metaverse whenever possible...no longer living in the real world.

Never leave you're fvckin' couch except maybe to sh!t.

Get your UBI and hang out in the Metaverse all day.

You won't need a car cause you'll never leave your neighborhood. Amazon will deliver all your sh!t. Perfect for all those people who loved being locked down during COVID...never leaving their house, jerking off to Pornhub and watching DC/Marvel Comics.

The 1% (tech gods) will do real stuff, the rest will do it in the Metaverse.

A safe space where tech gods makes the rules of what is acceptable and not, with the ability to exile or even ban the registration of those who hold contrary views.

Bread and circuses for the dawn of AI.

What a steaming pile of sh!t humanity is.
ok boomer
 

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People thought Elvis was the devil.

I don't see this helping society at all. Imo it'll continue the decrease in emotional intelligence and ability to relate to other people while increasing the laziness/jaded world view.
 

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The whole thing sucks so much. I don't get who this all is supposed to be for, who is excited about it (besides the people consciously selling some scam).

The idea is that there will be a whole economy built around this, apparently? Social interaction is supposed to be replaced by VR chat (and you're supposed to be excited about that). And then in vr-chat-world companies like Nike will/are getting into selling you goods for your character in this virtual world. And the blockchain/nft thing is a technology to verify that your character wearing the nikes is wearing genuine nikes, and that there's a limited number of them out there.

So the people using "metaverse" sincerely conceive of that as being a whole world or layer of the world or whatever, in which no actual production of goods happens, but instead digital goods are produced which are just pictures of those real-world goods. And since digital images are endlessly reproducible they have to invent a system of artificial scarcity to mimic the production of real goods, and that technology of artificial scarcity is already and in the real world burning as much energy and generating as much carbon as entire countries.

what the fook.
 

casa_mugrienta

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The whole thing sucks so much. I don't get who this all is supposed to be for, who is excited about it (besides the people consciously selling some scam).

The idea is that there will be a whole economy built around this, apparently? Social interaction is supposed to be replaced by VR chat (and you're supposed to be excited about that). And then in vr-chat-world companies like Nike will/are getting into selling you goods for your character in this virtual world. And the blockchain/nft thing is a technology to verify that your character wearing the nikes is wearing genuine nikes, and that there's a limited number of them out there.

So the people using "metaverse" sincerely conceive of that as being a whole world or layer of the world or whatever, in which no actual production of goods happens, but instead digital goods are produced which are just pictures of those real-world goods. And since digital images are endlessly reproducible they have to invent a system of artificial scarcity to mimic the production of real goods, and that technology of artificial scarcity is already and in the real world burning as much energy and generating as much carbon as entire countries.

what the fook.
Basically yes.

Who's excited - the people who will make money off of it, social outcasts, furries, cosplayers, Redditors, etc.

Plots of "land" in some metaverse environments have already sold for $500K

End goal: Zuck wants you in the metaverse 24.7, just lke he wants you on Facebook/Insta all day.

He wants everything done in the Metaverse. Work, school, leisure travel, online shopping, etc.

This will work quite well in the future where you have stuff like strict carbon emissions controls, high per-mile tax, UBI, fear of respiratory viruses, etc.
 

casa_mugrienta

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Won't that free up reality for those who like the real world?
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No, because for instance you won't have a car and will probably be living on some form of government assistance (UBI).

So you hang out in the Metaverse all day.

I'm already hearing about how the Metaverse will allow the poor to live the lifestyle of the rich. LOL.
 
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No, because for instance you won't have a car and will probably be living on some form of government assistance (UBI).

So you hang out in the Metaverse all day.

I'm already hearing about how the Metaverse will allow the poor to live the lifestyle of the rich. LOL.
I think I will be dead by then.

Also, won't living in the meta verse cause physical and mental health problems?

I need to move to self regulate.

PS, will there be whore houses in the metaverse?

If so, I'm in! :dancing:

That is where the real $$$$$$$ will be.
 
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sussle

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PS, will there be whore houses in the metaverse?

If so, I'm in! :dancing:

That is where the real $$$$$$$ will be.
how do you figure? at the end of the day, it's still some guy spanking his monkey in front of a screen - same as it ever was.