i know what you mean but i'd rather have Google/Apple than Facebook. i hate Facebook with a passion. I know Google/Apple aren't innocent but i'll take them over FB any day.I like the fact that your alternative to a predatory, faceless, corporate metaverse headed up by a big company is to have a metaverse established by a different predatory, faceless, big corporation.
In 15 years we won't be using VR headsets... we will be using VR/AR glasses.since Facebook announced they were working on a Metaverse it seems more and more companies are jumping in. I am a huge cyberpunk fan and love the idea of a metaverse but in a way it scares me. Also, i don't want any part of a Facebook metaverse. I hope some other company comes in and kicks their ass. I'd be up for a Google/Apple Metaverse.
VR headsets seem to be the next big thing. we had the smartphone in 2007 which changed the world. maybe VR headsets aren't really meant just for gaming and they will become the next big hit. Maybe in 10-15 years from now people will be wearing headsets in public like it's nothing. Just like we don't think anything of carrying a computer in our pockets that not only can take photos/videos, play music, play games, communicate with someone on the otherside of the world but...take us to the fucking moon.
what are you thoughts about the metaverse? is reality enough for you or are you reading to escape into the a new world? if so then who do you want to be the biggets player? are you a zuck and don't mind Facebook getting a tighter hold of you or do you want to see Google, Amazon, or Apple ? Or maybe all them will have their own products...
does the idea of a metaverse excite or scare you?
Remotely studying or working in virtual offices with multiple virtual screens and in relaxing/fantastic environments already exist.I always imagined something like Heavy Rain where he's in a dusty unfurnished room and he puts his glasses on to change his enviornment.
Stuff like that could be really game changing for studying or getting away from things for a while while you work. Who wouldn't want to be in a cozy ass place that feels real.
This already happened during last World Cup, but only in Europe, sadly. Apparently it WAS like watching from inside a deluxe seat in the stadium.Zero interest in headsets and games.
The only thing I'd be possibly interested in is the thing we all heard long time when the net got up and running and everyone was hyping streams and videos can do everything. That thing about you don't have to attend sporting events in person and at some point stadiums would be geared up to sell you a feed that replicates the seat you bought.
So if you don't want to watch a broadcast feed and cant get to the stadium in person, you buy an e-ticket for section 150 and can simulate being there. You hear the crowd, no commentators, and see it live. You can even turn your head (or at minimum someone or a bot controls the view for you in a good way).
It doesn't even have to be every seat is a slightly different view. Just one canned VR view per section where a stadium camera is set up.
Yes the thing about the Metaverse is that it will Integrate all of these new ways to make money (think the rise of youtube/twitch streaming/etc. all over again): Decentralized currency, NFTs Blockchain, VR, AR, remote work, meetings, etc.I still don't know what the fuck it is. Can I trade crypto on it?