Connect with us

Metaverse

Top 10 Metaverse Cryptocurrencies for 10X Profit in 2022 – Analytics Insight

Published

on

Metaverse

Qualcomm ups push for slice of metaverse ecosystem – Mobile World Live

Published

on

Qualcomm revealed its latest AR chipset developed for use in smart glasses, which it claims will aid in the creation of wearables able to be used comfortably for extended periods of time.
At the company’s Snapdragon Summit 2022, it unveiled the Snapdragon AR2 Gen 1 platform, its latest product designed to grasp a piece of the nascent metaverse and spatial computing ecosystem.
Among the devicemakers using the chipset in product development are Oppo, LG Electronics, Lenovo, Xiaomi and Nreal.
Qualcomm claims the platform, which has been purpose built for head-worn AR devices, achieves 2.2-times the AI performance and consumes half the power than its previous offering for the segment.
The company notes it also takes up a smaller area on the glasses, aiding the creation of more usable wearables for enterprises and consumers by making them lighter and “sleek”.
“With the technical and physical requirements for VR/MR and AR diverging, Snapdragon AR2 represents another metaverse-defining platform in our XR portfolio to help our OEM partners revolutionise AR glasses,” Qualcomm VP for XR product management Hugo Swart stated.
Alongside the new AR glasses platform, the chipmaker announced its latest Bluetooth audio chips, the Qualcomm S5 Gen 2 Sound Platform and the Qualcomm S3 Gen 2 Sound Platform.
Chris Donkin
Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved…
Read more
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset
Renault pushes software vision with Google, Qualcomm
Renault amplía su alianza de software con Google y Qualcomm
Mobile Mix: Stresa summits and social stress
FYUZ 22: Day 2 Highlights
Feature video: MBBF 22 Day 1 highlights
© 2022 GSM Association. The GSMA, Mobile World Live, MWC Barcelona, MWC Las Vegas, MWC Africa & MWC Shanghai terms and logos are trademarks of the GSM Association
Do you want to hear about the latest developments in mobile technology?
Sign up to our free daily news bulletin
Clicky

source

Continue Reading

Metaverse

Shiba Inu gets a new metaverse update, but can it help SHIB go up? – AMBCrypto News

Published

on

How VGX holders are still in loss despite these rumours swirling around
Singapore’s Deputy PM reiterates decision to restrict crypto-speculation thanks to FTX
Will Tether’s [USDT] assurance be enough to calm the FUD
The full story of how FTX’s weak internal controls contributed to its collapse
Litecoin [LTC] buyers can deploy this plan to sail through the current rally
Here’s how Bitcoin [BTC] is REALLY doing after the FTX episode
Bitcoin: Assessing what’s in store for BTC short-term holders
BTC enters another phase of low volatility; here’s what investors should expect
Bitcoin [BTC] short-traders ravage the market as whales intensify accumulation
Bitcoin, FTX, and impact of the exchange’s collapse on BTC HODLer conviction
stETH sees growth in APR, yet fails to deliver on the price front because…
Assessing if Ethereum can break away from bearish shackles anytime soon
Ethereum [ETH]: To avoid being a part of exit liquidity, read this
Ethereum: How these levels can shape ETH’s path to recovery
Shiba Inu: Ethereum whales keep the faith but what does SHIB have to show
Published
on
By

Shiba Inu’s ‘SHIB the Metaverse’ recently unveiled its new concept art, named Dunes. After several weeks, a new update was revealed which looked promising for the much-awaited metaverse project. 
🌴New concept art has appeared!
Come & stay a while at the scenic Dunes!
Upon gazing beyond you discover an oasis of sorts, yet this oasis is like no other, it's massive, it's shaped, and welcomes an adventurous and modern place, full of glitzy architecture and cooling waters. pic.twitter.com/AirNMBXvDv
— SHIB The Metaverse (@ShibTheMV) November 15, 2022

Not only this but a new Tech Trench concept was also revealed. The Tech Trench setting is modeled around an immersive trench from antiquity that has advanced into a highly technological area.
The official announcement mentioned, “This hub allows for a deeper connection with cultural reassurance and lessons learned from the innovative and daring journey SHIB as a project & community has endured.” 
Read Shiba Inu’s [SHIB] price prediction 2023-24
Apart from the developments in the SHIB metaverse, several more updates looked positive for the Shiba Inu ecosystem amidst this current bearish market condition.
For instance, PawZone, a member of the Shiba Inu community, recently announced that they are currently putting all their attention on Pawzaar, the NFT marketplace, created for the Shibarium network. A lot of progress has already been made, and they will soon reveal the work they have done. 
On the other hand, Santiment’s data showed that SHIB’s NFT ecosystem witnessed growth over the last week. The total number of NFT trade counts along with the total NFT trade volume in USD spiked over the past seven days, which was a positive signal.
Source: Santiment
However, the question is- Will the metaverse updates and growth in the NFT space be enough to provide aid to SHIB? 
SHIB’s performance has not been impressive lately, as it has failed to register any upticks, thanks to the bearish market condition.
According to CoinMarketCap, SHIB’s price decreased over 6% in the last seven days, and at press time, it was trading at $0.000009138. Interestingly, things might soon change in favor of SHIB as several of the on-chain metrics were in favor of the buyers. 
CryptoQuant’s data revealed that SHIB’s exchange reserve was decreasing, which was good news as it indicated less selling pressure. Moreover, SHIB’s stochastic was in an oversold position, further increasing the chances of a price surge in the days to follow. 
Interestingly, the whales’ confidence in SHIB gave further hope to investors. According to WhaleStats, SHIB topped this list of cryptos that the top 5000 Ethereum whales were holding. 
🐳 The top 100 #ETH whales are hodling
$74,944,516 $SHIB
$48,925,946 $MKR
$45,325,050 $LOCUS
$35,903,308 $BIT
$33,078,298 $BEST
$32,397,588 $UNI
$31,712,362 $CHZ
$28,469,972 $MOC
Whale leaderboard 👇https://t.co/N5qqsCBeXR pic.twitter.com/TcFQwmwtOs
— WhaleStats (tracking crypto whales) (@WhaleStats) November 16, 2022

Furthermore, SHIB’s MVRV Ratio went up last week, which was yet another bullish signal. And, the daily active addresses also spiked over the last few days, reflecting a larger number of users in the network.
Source: Santiment

Evaluating the state of Solana [SOL] ecosystem post FTX demise
CAKE buyers can leverage this breakout to optimize their risk to reward
Ser Suzuki Shillsalot has 8 years of experience working as a Senior Investigative journalist at The SpamBot Times. He completed a two-hour course in journalism from a popular YouTube video and was one of the few to give it a positive rating. Shillsalot’s writings mainly focus on shilling his favourite cryptos and trolling anyone who disagrees with him. P.S – There is a slight possibility the profile pic is AI-generated. You see, this account is primarily used by our freelancer writers and they wish to remain anonymous. Wait, are they Satoshi? :/
Shiba Inu: Ethereum whales keep the faith but what does SHIB have to show
SHIB’s 2022 bottom could have everything to with exchanges and their…
Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB) Price Prediction 2025-2030: What are the chances of SHIB reaching $1?
Anticipating Shiba Inu’s [SHIB] likely path after this breakdown
How Shiba Inu’s recent gains amidst the crypto winter can mold its trajectory
SHIB whale activity curtails downside; here’s what investors should expect next
Your email address will not be published.




document.getElementById( “ak_js_1” ).setAttribute( “value”, ( new Date() ).getTime() );
Disclaimer: AMBCrypto’s content is meant to be informational in nature and should not be interpreted as investment advice. Trading, buying or selling cryptocurrencies should be considered a high-risk investment and every reader is advised to do their own research before making any decisions.

source

Continue Reading

Metaverse

'Metaverse Will Be Our Slow Death': Meta Employees Hit Out At Zuckerberg – Slashdot

Published

on

Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system




The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.

I’m not sure what these people are talking about. Meta needs to keep spending all the money that they possible can on the Metaverse. Spend every last dime.

I’m not sure what these people are talking about. Meta needs to keep spending all the money that they possible can on the Metaverse. Spend every last dime.
You aren’t thinking big enough. If they do that they might get overtaken by a competitor. Meta needs to borrow huge huge amounts of money from their key shareholders and then spend every last dime of that as fast as possible. I’ve heard on blind that Microsoft is doing that already and might win the race. In fact this is so crucial that I’d even propose all the Meta shareholders go out and get as many loans as they can and give that to the company to spend.
Found the person who shorted Metastasis stock.
Interesting FP thread, though I still dislike vacuous titles?
My new one? Funny story there.
I was mostly inactive on Facebook, but had been considering dropping off for a while. Hadn’t done it, but then Facebook sped things along with an announcement of my death for unspecified heinous crimes. No warning, shots or otherwise, and since I can remember most of my final actions there, I’m pert’ shure I got bushwhacked. (But I’ve mentioned the event a couple of times and haven’t heard any “Me, too” responses, so

So while I would love to see Facebook die, I mostly hope it’s painful rather than slow.

So while I would love to see Facebook die, I mostly hope it’s painful rather than slow.
Why not both?

But they were virtual billions.

But they were virtual billions.
Realistically, is there any other kind of billions?

Found the person who shorted Metastasis stock.

Found the person who shorted Metastasis stock.
Looks pretty smart, given META’s stock price has dropped by nearly 70% in the past year. But it’l probably rebound any day now. Right?
Well, if Microsoft gets involved I am imagining a VR world in which everyone has legs. But no upper body.
I’ll use Metaverse if and only if Hiro Protagonist or Da5id recommend that I do so.
Even if Meta or Facebook or whatever the company is supposed to be called goes bankrupt or folds, Zuck will still be around. Someone somewhere will be willing to give him the means to run another company which will probably do creepy shit in a different way, while turning people into products and making it sound like the company is enlightened and all that.
I still hope for a quick death.
Yeah, I think the Facebook employees are confused. Facebook is slowly dying. So implying Meta’s Metaverse nonsense might bring about a slow death suggests that it will be moderately successful, at least able to pay for itself, until Facebook drags it into the grave.
Will you settle for “gradually, then suddenly?”
Because a Facebook owned Metaverse will be an advertiser heaven but a dystopian hell for users. Fuck Zuckerberg.
It behooves why they don’t first perfect a “flat” VR similar to Second Life (or buy it). Your audience would be bigger and you don’t have to fart around with manufacturing. Once you have that going, you gradually bring in the headset thing.
3D is cool for the first hour or so, but won’t carry the whole thing. Don’t forget “social” in social network. Maybe Zuck just wants to stare at 3D titties really badly?

Maybe Zuck just wants to stare at 3D titties really badly?

Maybe Zuck just wants to stare at 3D titties really badly?
That would literally be an improvement.
Well, there are plenty of horny lonely males, but living off mom’s paycheck, they can’t afford 3D headsets.
I understand that you are advocating that Meta should focus first on software and later do the hardware.
Meta / Facebook has been very … abused? … by Apple and Google. They keep threatening to pull their app unless Facebook does things the way those companies want it done. Facebook sees developing the hardware platform their software runs on, and being the leader in that space, as necessary to free themselves from their competitors forcing business models on them that hurt Meta / Facebook.
And anybod
What’s an example of how Google has “abused” Meta/FB? It seems it’s the other way around: FB has been trying to snoop user metadata (no pun intended) from Android phones.

3D is cool for the first hour or so, but won’t carry the whole thing.

3D is cool for the first hour or so, but won’t carry the whole thing.
Yeah, 3D movies and TV were pretty much a bust, and they didn’t require anything as expensive or inconvenient as current VR headsets. Sure, VR allows social interactions, but only for a pretty limited definition of “social”. I’m not sure that difference is enough to make VR successful as a popular medium, even when the price comes down and the convenience goes up.
Because the hardware platform is a top priority. Its applications important but secondary priority.
Facebook does not currently control any of the means for the eyeballs to see their services – Apple, Google and Microsoft do (PC, phone, browser).
The eyeballs can be cut off from Facebook at the whim of a competitor – not a good situation.

Maybe Zuck just wants to stare at 3D titties really badly?

Maybe Zuck just wants to stare at 3D titties really badly?
Then he should have bought Titter before Musk could…

…now mistakenly assumes he is an idea guy too
That’s neither here nor there; he jumped the gun on VR/AR and now he’s paying the price.
It was entirely a matter of timing, not “lack of ideas.”
Watching Zuck and Musk bumble from blunder to blunder, you can’t help but realize that knowing something or having some idea means jack shit in terms of success, at that matters is pure and undiluted luck. Nothing else.
In other words, it’s playing the lottery for suckers that also want to waste time and energy on working. The success rate is about the same.
SpaceX as a company spent a load of effort on reusable rockets. I tried to look through the history of the company to find out why. I did find that MD had already built a vertical take off and landing rocket so it wasn’t an original thought, I just don’t know who drove the obsession inside SpaceX. Would love to know if there was some other engineer that said that.
With Steve Jobs, what was clear is that he at least knew when the engineers had delivered and when they had only got part way there and needed to
Same way I explain the hyperloop and some other failed objects of similar proportions. He had some “visions”, you know, the kind you usually tell your shrink about, threw a load of money behind it and one of the harebrained ideas actually turned out to be viable. The rest, well, not so much.
As someone famously said, the Egyptians built the pyramids. Well, give me a couple thousand slaves and I’ll build you some, too. Things like SpaceX just prove that some crazy ideas just happen to turn out ok if you only

Watching Zuck and Musk bumble from blunder to blunder, you can’t help but realize that knowing something or having some idea means jack shit in terms of success, at that matters is pure and undiluted luck. Nothing else.

In other words, it’s playing the lottery for suckers that also want to waste time and energy on working. The success rate is about the same.

Watching Zuck and Musk bumble from blunder to blunder, you can’t help but realize that knowing something or having some idea means jack shit in terms of success, at that matters is pure and undiluted luck. Nothing else.
In other words, it’s playing the lottery for suckers that also want to waste time and energy on working. The success rate is about the same.
I wouldn’t say pure and undiluted luck.
Musk has enough other successes (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX) to have proven he has some serious talent, and Zuckerberg has some serious technical skills that he demonstrated by actually writing Facebook.
That doesn’t mean they’re uniquely talented, the lion’s share of their success still comes from good fortune, but it’s also a big mistake to think they’re basically just normal folks who won the lottery.
I think the problem is that when you have that much success it’s really
Looking at the “dumb fucks” origins of Facebook, I’d say it was never about what people want, but what they were willing to give him, for free.
The Catch-22 of social media. Rather hard for consumers to blame the product when they are The Product.
Well, you kinda have to admit that stealing the idea from those Winklevoss twins paid off pretty well for him.
I won’t disagree, but I do wish I had his luck.
But my idea would have been to cash out at peak and then go fuck off for the rest of my life, rather than make more billions.
Mark Zuckerberg, proving once and for all that ceo quality does matter. It doesn’t matter a lot, but you do need to have a certain minimal level of ability.
Not really. Unless the ability to sit on your hands while you let your subordinates do the actual decision making counts as a minimal level of ability.
I’ve known some CEOs that were trench-warfare types, and would go out and sling shit on the line with the rest of the crew in the early days of a company. But I’ve also known some that did little else than sit in their office and make proclamations while fiddling with financial worksheets. Companies CAN run with either. What they can’t do is stop the damages
The CEO has to be good enough at what he’s doing to not run the company into the ground.

It makes one wonder who was holding him back all those years they continued to grow.

It makes one wonder who was holding him back all those years they continued to grow.
Sharyl Sandberg.

Blind users must provide their work email email address, job title and employer when joining the platform

Blind users must provide their work email email address, job title and employer when joining the platform
Apparently “Blind” is a company or a website or something. Maybe a well known one, maybe less well known where I live than where you do and maybe not. Regardless, it’s obviously a fucking stupid name so how about writing it with quote marks around it or putting “inc” or whatever after it to renove the impression that you’re talking about actual blind users, you know people who lack eyesight.
But this means there are verification emails to trace. It wouldn’t exactly be difficult for an email admin to figure out who has which Blind account and posted what about the company. Presumably it’s trivial for a data vacuum and miner like Facebook.
Which means it’s a pretty shitty blind.

Apparently “Blind” is a company or a website or something.

Apparently “Blind” is a company or a website or something.
You’d think there would be a link or something then, but nobody seems to have one. Blind.com is some crappy marketing company, and blind.org gave me a certificate error.
Oh, look. Here it is. [teamblind.com] I had to search for “Blind, the anonymous forum” but it wasn’t really worth it.
…virtual 3D trollin’, it’s what the Gods of the Webtubes ultimately wanted. You can’t go out of business if you are your own competition, even if you suck.
Zuckerberg is right to try to push the company away from Facebook. Social media platforms have very short live spans. 30 years ago, we were seeing the astronomical rise of a little company called “American Online”. They were really the first “social media platform” service. By 2000 it looked like they were going to completely monopolize the entire internet. Today, most people would be surprised to learn that the company still exists at all.
So it will be with Facebook. Even a titan seemingly as unstoppable as Facebook will begin to decline rapidly, in fact it has already peaked and is declining. It’s decline will accelerate. Zuckerberg is right to take Facebook’s current warchest and invest it into something else.
Is the Metaverse going to save them? Well, I’m not sure about that, but Zuckerberg was right that they needed to place their chips somewhere.

Zuckerberg is right to try to push the company away from Facebook. Social media platforms have very short live spans. 30 years ago, we were seeing the astronomical rise of a little company called “American Online”. They were really the first “social media platform” service. By 2000 it looked like they were going to completely monopolize the entire internet. Today, most people would be surprised to learn that the company still exists at all.

So it will be with Facebook. Even a titan seemingly as unstoppable as Facebook will begin to decline rapidly, in fact it has already peaked and is declining. It’s decline will accelerate. Zuckerberg is right to take Facebook’s current warchest and invest it into something else.

Is the Metaverse going to save them? Well, I’m not sure about that, but Zuckerberg was right that they needed to place their chips somewhere.

Zuckerberg is right to try to push the company away from Facebook. Social media platforms have very short live spans. 30 years ago, we were seeing the astronomical rise of a little company called “American Online”. They were really the first “social media platform” service. By 2000 it looked like they were going to completely monopolize the entire internet. Today, most people would be surprised to learn that the company still exists at all.
So it will be with Facebook. Even a titan seemingly as unstoppable as Facebook will begin to decline rapidly, in fact it has already peaked and is declining. It’s decline will accelerate. Zuckerberg is right to take Facebook’s current warchest and invest it into something else.
Is the Metaverse going to save them? Well, I’m not sure about that, but Zuckerberg was right that they needed to place their chips somewhere.
I agree that they need to find a new horse. Facebook’s major advantage right now is it’s the default way to contact people on the internet (they’ve also leveraged this a bit into online IDs). But sooner or later someone will supplant that, it’s risky building a massive business empire on the back of a single website.
I also think it’s smart using that war chest to invest in new tech, such as VR.
I think the big screw up is trying to switch to that new horse way before it’s ready, remotely proven, or even exis
So what do they have to show for the $13 billion or $15 billion or whatever the crazy amount of money du jour is? On the right path presumes you’re on a path at all. Metaverse is just a wild goose chase by people who think “Ready Player One” is realistic.

Metaverse doesn’t translate to “VR” exclusively. It’s probably even a plural concept once it becomes the next iteration of the Internet.

Metaverse doesn’t translate to “VR” exclusively. It’s probably even a plural concept once it becomes the next iteration of the Internet.
Ok… so what is the Metaverse then?
The Google to Alphabet transition made some sense since even though search dominated the revenue Google had other substantial offerings so Alphabet could be a catchall and those other products wouldn’t be explicit second fiddle.
But Metaverse is saying the core of the company is a slightly fuzzy concept that isn’t even implemented yet. It would be like if Musk renamed Tesla after his state-of-the-last-decade robot.
There have been some smart and insightful comments on this story, but for my money what you wrote above is the best so far. Good on you mate – I wish I had mod points!

Zuckerberg is right to try to push the company away from Facebook. Social media platforms have very short live spans. 30 years ago, we were seeing the astronomical rise of a little company called “American Online”. They were really the first “social media platform” service. By 2000 it looked like they were going to completely monopolize the entire internet.

Zuckerberg is right to try to push the company away from Facebook. Social media platforms have very short live spans. 30 years ago, we were seeing the astronomical rise of a little company called “American Online”. They were really the first “social media platform” service. By 2000 it looked like they were going to completely monopolize the entire internet.
I don’t think AOL is an apt comparison to Facebook, though. AOL was killed off specifically by a huge, particular technology migration: the move of Internet users from dial-up to broadband via cable or DSL. Dial-Up was perfect for companies like AOL because it encouraged walled gardens. Recall that back then, most people got their access through these walled gardens, like AOL, Compuserve, and Prodigy. General access Internet companies tended to be small regional units that advertised to users who were more

I don’t think AOL is an apt comparison to Facebook, though. AOL was killed off specifically by a huge, particular technology migration: the move of Internet users from dial-up to broadband via cable or DSL.

I don’t think AOL is an apt comparison to Facebook, though. AOL was killed off specifically by a huge, particular technology migration: the move of Internet users from dial-up to broadband via cable or DSL.
Broadband gave users incentive to change providers, but the seeds of AOL’s doom were planted before that: the Web killed AOL’s walled garden.
At the outset, AOL provided access and content. But as the Web exploded, more and more people began treating AOL as just a convenient ISP. They didn’t want to become just a dumb pipe, but that’s what happened. The content that AOL was paying to create couldn’t keep up with what was available on the broader web. Even when AOL bought TimeWarner (including their broadband

At the moment, people sharing content are forced into sharing only with members of a particular silo. But what they want to do is to share content with all of their friends. The Next Big Thing that does that will kill Facebook.

At the moment, people sharing content are forced into sharing only with members of a particular silo. But what they want to do is to share content with all of their friends. The Next Big Thing that does that will kill Facebook.
I’m reminded of that scene in The Incredibles where Syndrome says “Everyone can be super. And when everyone’s super… no one will be”. When everyone has a voice that reaches everyone else, maybe that Next Big Thing will look more like a utility than like a splashy tech fashion brand.
Not that there’s a lack of money to be made from utilities; but I don’t think the ego of someone who is used to being hailed as a ‘tech innovator’ will be satisfied by the press given to a ‘utility manager’. So much of what we’

Once everyone got broadband, everyone became more savvy

Once everyone got broadband, everyone became more savvy
Widely available broadband Internet access didn’t make everyone more savvy; it just made them a lot faster at being stupid.

Once everyone got broadband, everyone became more savvy

Widely available broadband Internet access didn’t make everyone more savvy; it just made them a lot faster at being stupid.

Once everyone got broadband, everyone became more savvy

Once everyone got broadband, everyone became more savvy
Widely available broadband Internet access didn’t make everyone more savvy; it just made them a lot faster at being stupid.
I was just thinking earlier that most people didn’t use anti-virus in the mid-90’s because malware just really wasn’t that widespread at the time. But as more and more people got faster Internet, and moved away from the AOL’s, and started using IE and MS mail clients, that’s when malware really started to flourish, and you HAD to have Norton or McAfee or a competitor. So I guess it was a bit both… people learned to use the “regular” Internet, but they were also naive enough to open zip files from Nigerian
The stakes were also different. In the mid 90s most computers were only barely connected, if at all. Most people used computers for games, maybe some letters or budgets, a handful of other things. Businesses might use them for more but would also tend to be more protected anyway. Most viruses/malware at the time were intended to be either relatively harmless pranks that popped up messages or were annoying, or destructive on certain dates or triggers.
Nowadays people have their whole lives on their computers.

I don’t see any such technology-change meteors coming for current social media companies.

I don’t see any such technology-change meteors coming for current social media companies.
That change has already arrived, it was cheap high speed mobile data. Facebook dominated in the text and image era but has lost out to competitors now that everything is about video. Now Facebook is playing catchup to TikTok in that space and is currently losing. The idea to target VR/AR isn’t a bad idea but the tech isn’t good enough so any VR/AR experience is going to be worse than a pure video experience when that changes facebook might be in a position to take advantage but I wouldn’t be betting on it.
They were really the first “social media platform” service
Prodigy and Compuserve might take exception to that statement. Or Minitel for that matter.

They were really the first “social media platform” service

Prodigy and Compuserve might take exception to that statement. Or Minitel for that matter.

They were really the first “social media platform” service
Prodigy and Compuserve might take exception to that statement. Or Minitel for that matter.
And MySpace. And GeoCities. And Internet Relay Chat. And USENET. And And pretty much every BBS (dial-up bulletin board services, for you kids) ever.
Don’t forget that awesome campfire everyone was sitting around in 73,454 BCE.
At least, IRC, usenet, BBSes (Internet), etc. are still alive today.
Facebook definitely needs to diversify, they’re just not any good at it. Remember when Facebook was going to be a big deal in the crypto-currency & banking market with Libre? Remember when they were going to be an internet service provider? Remember when they were going to be a smartphone maker? Remember Facebook Deals (a copy of Groupon)? Facebook Messages (email)? Facebook Gifts? Facebook Places?
Facebook is like that one-hit-wonder that keeps putting out new records that no one buys.
Henry Ford is often invoked here: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” While Ford didn’t actually say this [quoteinvestigator.com], it’s very apt for new technologies when neither the public nor the designers really understand the possibilities (and the device is still crude/ridiculous and has a poor supporting ecosystem, etc). Predicting that Metaverse will fail is an easy bet: creating a new market requires a leap of (speculative) faith, and that leap usually falls flat.
Maybe you have to

Is Meta’s market research on VR. Because I’ll bet Zuck didn’t do very much of it and relied on his gut.

Is Meta’s market research on VR. Because I’ll bet Zuck didn’t do very much of it and relied on his gut.
Exponential increase in sales of their (and other company’s) VR gear is good research. VR is definitely the next big thing. Horizons and the Metaverse isn’t, those are both incredible turds, like food poisoning from a burrito night kind of turds, the kind of turds that cause bathrooms to be labelled out of order turds. But VR is absolutely on the rise.
For a real laugh here’s a good youtube video: I Played Facebook’s VR Metaverse so you never have to – RTGame [youtube.com]
Not really. There’s few (if any) devices out there with cellphone level adoption, and yet there’s tech giants out there making billions without it. Maybe you were being facetious but if you were serious it’s completely off base.
Consider this: 1.7billion mobile phones were sold in 2021. Only 300million computers. Intel on the other hand has *always* spent far more on just R&D alone every year than all of Facebooks investments in the Metaverse, and they aren’t the biggest R&D investor.

I don’t see businesses forking out 1k for everyone to have a VR headset.

I don’t see businesses forking out 1k for everyone to have a VR headset.
For every employ
Pretty much this.
I’m old, ok? But I do know young people who would be the target audience for this. And to them, the whole thing is a joke. It’s something they make internet memes about. That whole Metastasis bull is about as cool and trendy with that crowd as gramma’s surgical stockings.
And most of them don’t give a fuck about VR. VR is something they may have tried at some friend’s house who happens to have an Occulus or a Vive (and we’ll soon get to why they will avoid talking about it or admitting they were there…), that was cool for about 15 minutes or 2 VR games (which is about the same amount of time), after that they’re bored because you can’t read worth shit in this medium, it is very slow and clumsy to use compared with what they’re used to from their phones and, and that’s the weird bit, they feel like they are missing something because they sit in that VR world and don’t notice when someone around them is doing something.
Yes. The “glued to the phone without giving a fuck about their surroundings” generation feels like that. Go figure.
So who uses VR? I have identified two potential users groups that are actually using this: Furries and Cosplayers. Yes, really. And it makes sense if you think about it. Both groups consist of people who want to escape to a fantasy world where they can be someone (or … something) they can’t possibly be in reality. It’s as close as you can get to something like that. And these are also the two groups that are the most willing to dump a LOT of money on something that gets them closer to their fantasy, no matter the cost.
The big question though is whether you really want either of these groups as your poster children… yeah…
Besides, they already found their virtual playground and already spent their money there, convincing them to switch will not be easy at all.
Zuckerberg couldn’t have launched rockets like a normal megalomaniac?
No Zuckerberg is ahead of the game. Losing money on space is yesterday’s news. Even the one lunatic who actually made money launching rockets admitted his mistake and decided to get into the social media game for some wealth reduction.
The metaverse is clearly a passion/vanity project for Zuckerberg, but I don’t think that’s really the meat of Meta’s troubles. It’s the most conspicuous thing to blame since they renamed the whole company after it, but they maintain the Facebook brand and it’s not Metaverse spend that is their key problem, their key business problem is their ad revenue dropped. This is a Facebook particular problem, not a ‘too much spent on VR’ problem.
They are faced with the reality they aren’t the ‘cool’ platform anymore, that their advertising features were reduced by Apple’s privacy restrictions, combined with a general macroeconomic downturn where advertising spend is typically at the front of cost reductions of various companies.
In fact, their position is particularly at risk because all their business eggs are in the Facebook basket. Attempting to grow into new segments would help, though VR may not provide the business opportunity that Facebook investors would hope for, it is almost certainly possible to make it at least a break-even business, if managed effectively.

The metaverse is clearly a passion/vanity project for Zuckerberg

The metaverse is clearly a passion/vanity project for Zuckerberg
Oh, it’s definitely a passion for him, but it’s not vanity. It’s his attempt to change the very nature of how we use the Internet. I’d mentioned in another thread that AOL died, not because of any misstep internally, but because the very platform it depended on… dial-up Internet… was killed off by Broadband Internet. It was like horseback travel being killed off by automobiles. Broadband was the meteor that killed the Dial-Up-dependent dinosaurs.
And that’s why Meta is going to fail; because it’s an atte

The metaverse is clearly a passion/vanity project for Zuckerberg

The metaverse is clearly a passion/vanity project for Zuckerberg
He should have gotten a Furry avatar in VR chat like all the other weirdos.

If John Carmack cannot make these things things work well enough to be popular, give it up

If John Carmack cannot make these things things work well enough to be popular, give it up
Carmack wants them to cost $250. I agree with him. In order to sell $1600 headsets, you need enough plebes with $250 headsets (J.C.’s number) that the buyers of the more expensive units have someone to look down on.

FFS folks, it’s been tried.

FFS folks, it’s been tried.
Good examples, let’s dig into them: Sega VR, Game Boy VR (did you mean Virtual Boy) were tried at a time when the hardware was woefully incapable.
Playstation VR: A concept so successful Sony decided to invest in a successor.
Oculus Rift: A product that has shown an exponential upwards adoption trend, not unlike the first 3D accelerators in the 90s.

John Carmack cannot make these things things work well enough to be popular

John Carmack cannot make these things things work well enough to be popular
You’re the person who rode your horse to Maddison Square Garden in November 1900 to witness the first ever automobile show, declared that no one owns a car and the
When I think about it, the number of companies that I actively wish complete failure upon is very small. The last time I disliked an organization that fiercely was when the whole SCO thing was playing out.
I have extended family that have embraced Facebook. I have aunts and uncles who live far enough away from us that facebook is their window into the family world. There’s no immediate replacement should that communication avenue fails – certainly not one with common acceptance.
Frankly, my distaste verges on the unreasonable. I don’t feel that way towards fossil fuel companies, manufacturers with sweat shops in bangladesh, or diamond mines using children for labour… I don’t want pharmaceutical companies to fail. The world is awash in grey morality, and I’m not uncomfortable with that.
But with Meta, I still really, truly hope they fail.
If FB had actually been an honest company that truly cared about connecting users they might have sat in a beloved and treasured position rather than the poisonous rat they are. In contra I’ve never really heard of anybody hating Steam on moral object
One user likened the layoffs to the “hunger games” and another said the Facebook owner had an “uncertain future.”
It was “so horrible!” he cried. “Nobody cares about us!”
He then got into his Japanese car and drove away, sobbing at the injustice of mass layoffs in this new, scary world.
Facebook has hundred of millions of gullible, tech illiterate, middle age / old people as its userbase. Where are they going to go? They can milk those to keep it ‘alive’ as a zombie for decades. Did you know AOL is still around more than two decades after the dot com implosion and still has plenty of even older active users who think it’s the internet? My Mom is still @aol.com and has no interest in leaving. This will be FB.
I’ll just be happy enough to see it slide into irrelevance like AOL even if it
We got Zuck all wrong. Clearly he has come to see the monster that his innocent site has become. How could he have known that an idea based on objectifying and humiliating people could have turned so wrong in what has become Facebook ( I refuse to call FB Meta and I refuse to call petrochemicals ‘energy’)
He has had his come to Jeezus moment, but what to do? You can’t just turn out the lights on the entire company all at once? The knock-on effects would be like…basically like these crypto dominos that
It’s almost as if there were already a company that does what the Metaverse was trying to do. One that could have been bought for a song and slowly integrated into facebook for those who wanted it.
He only eats things he kills himself.
They didn’t have a functioning product before they changed their entire company’s direction, including it’s name, with no warning. They *still* don’t have a real product, they barely have a proof-of-concept demo. I’ve seen Unity tutorials on YouTube with more advanced features than Meta’s entire metaverse. There should be no question whatsoever that Meta is a sinking ship.
I love reading your list, it’s like climbing down the rabbit hole of the absurdity that is the far right. You start with things that have some relevancy to the real world and by the end you’re not even operating in our reality anymore.
In this case its less of a boogey man and more about how extremes are general populated by the ignorant and the naïve. In this case, most of things on that list have not in fact been advocated for in any major way by any major environmental groups.
Feel to free to prove me wrong though with proper citations.
You skipped the parts about someone taking your guns, and forcing you to wear a mask, and get a vaccine.
Nobody is saying you can’t do any of those things. What they are saying is every action humans do has an environmental impact. We’re learning more about it all the time.
There may be more comments in this discussion. Without JavaScript enabled, you might want to turn on Classic Discussion System in your preferences instead.
Singapore’s Sea Slashed 7,000 Jobs in Six Months To Curb Losses
Amazon Starts Virtual Health Referral Service Linking Patients to Doctors
Isn’t it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? — Kelvin Throop III

source

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © Diaily Meta News