Much as we know VR is not real, some people still think insult and assault in the VR metaverse is real and hurtful. And then, idiot profiteering companies hype that fear that is not even real to try to entice users by publicizing the creation of a 4 ft boundary around your avatar to prevent assault … and (so preposterous) “VR groping”. Dear Facebook or Meta or Zuckface or VP Vivek Sharma or whatever, great job subverting and enslaving young minds but your interpretation of the word ‘meta’ is the very opposite of ‘metaphysical’.
I held my peace when Facebook rebranded itself ‘Meta’ … unlike many other funny takedowns:
Read the more credible take down here. But this coy “ oh we will make it safe for you” publicity when there is no real danger is just too stupid not to call out.
VR is not real!!! You cannot eat your groceries or absorb nutrition in VR. There are no smells, tastes, tactile .. much less physical injury. You cannot feel the sun or the wind. You can see a fake version but you cannot visit the grand canyon or the great wall of China in VR. Ownership of real estate in VR is about as dumb as it gets. If you own in VR, I hope someone tells you that you cannot be buried in the VR grave you chose and paid for. Did you see an apartment on Park Ave in VR that you cannot afford? Buy a different one or wait for another VR with cheaper property values on Park Ave or build your own VR with free property. Oh did you buy an NFT art piece for a few million dollars? Replicate it and cover every inch of your VR property/apartment, your best buddies apartment and every piece of digital poop you buy, win or excrete.
Nothing was as meta as when Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquist dummy peanut got his own dummy of Jeff. So Jeff was Peanut’s voice (while groping him) who was in turn Little Ugly Jeff’s voice (while groping him/it/what?) and caused real Jeff to feel bad. It was just delish!