Nov 4, 2021

Facebook's metaverse plans labelled as 'dystopian' and 'a bad idea'

One of Facebook's earliest investors has labelled the social media giant's plans for a metaverse as "Dystopian". "Facebook should not be allowed to create a dystopian metaverse," he said. Mr Cox, speaking for Meta, put forward a different view - that the metaverse idea is the next step for the internet as a whole, not just for his company. Meetings in the metaverse would be far better, he said, with Meta working on how to improve "Spatial audio and body language" in virtual reality. At Web Summit, Roblox's head of music Jon Vlassopulos told the BBC: "I think our view of the metaverse is that we've been at it for about 15 years."So we're ushering in the metaverse, and we feel it needs to be a place that everyone can access, a place where people can express themselves and connect together.

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