by Patrick Wood
Mark Zuckerberg hasn't lost his mind, but he wants you to
lose yours... to the 'metaverse'...
He is investing billions
of dollars to make sure that his rebranded company, Meta, will be
the industry leader in the same way that IBM dominated the computer
industry for many decades.
Other major Big Tech companies are jumping in:
Together, it will create an entirely new industry that will run
For those who embrace it, the metaverse will completely rewire the
It will get into your brain.
It will dominate your
It will provide an endless source of dopamine hits as you are
visually, mentally and emotionally stimulated.
It will dominate the workforce, the social world, the classroom and
education and entertainment.
It will fulfill the dream of
Transhumanism to live forever as an AI
program embodied in a personalized, stateless avatar.
Ray Kurzweil, head
of engineering at
Google and founder of Singularity University,
should be dancing in the street because the long sought-after
digital resurrection of his father is coming.
The metaverse will suck every byte of data from your life to empower
Soshanna Zuboff calls "Surveillance Capitalism".
That is, every blink of your eye, every facial expression, every
facet of emotional and physical states, etc...
The metaverse will know
far more about you than you will ever know about it.
When Mark Zuckerberg says "The future is private", he is
through his pearly white teeth...
In fact there will be
Nor will you be compensated for voluntarily giving
yourself up to this artificial Utopia.
The metaverse will not necessarily tell you what to think, but it
will entirely change the way you think. It will rearrange your logic
circuits in a way that you cannot distinguish between what is real
and what is not.
Your metaverse will
become as real to you as the nose on your face.
Many people have already likened the metaverse to the 2018 movie,
Ready Player One. In it, a dystopian world of poverty and misery
is turned into an instant Utopia by merely putting on your virtual
This is quite reminiscent
World Economic Forum's pronouncement that,
"You will own nothing
and be happy"...
How will the metaverse
transform the economic system of the world?
Zuckerberg sees a
blending of real and virtual economies.
There will be
You might buy a pizza
in the metaverse but have it delivered to your house.
Or vice versa.
Of course, Zuckerberg
also wants to create and control the digital currency...
To enable the metaverse,
communication is everything.
5G wireless speeds
will only scratch the surface.
It will be '6G' that
really fires it up...
Of one thing you can be
discussion on the metaverse is just beginning...