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Metaverse Hype Befuddles Everyone–Even Techonomists

Ask 10 people to define the metaverse and you’ll get 15 different answers. The recent conference served to highlight the metaversal concerns of digital sophisticates.

The Metaverse, Porn, and the Future

The fallback definition of porn has been “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it”. The definition of the metaverse may be “I’m in it, but I don’t know it.”

Khronos and Friends Embark on a Metaverse MetaStandard

Avatars, navigation, security, the transportability of purchases and wallets, and what you can view with your VR headsets–it’s all completely dependent on which metaverse you visit. This is a real problem.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Complicated Legacy

Sandberg will be remembered as the Wendy to Peter Pan and the Lost Boys. Her legacy also includes blame for how Facebook amplified divisiveness in humankind. That is a heavy burden.

The Kids Metaverse is (Sort of) Open for Business

Grownups have gotten so excited about what they could do in the metaverse that they’ve all but ignored the kids. And for understandable reasons.

The CryptoBowl Preyed on Its Audience

If you take a bunch of Super Bowl fans already punch drunk on chicken wings and beer and serve them up the suggestion of easy gains in crypto, it’s a recipe for risky behavior.

A Child’s Garden of (Meta) Verse

The metaverse exists mostly in the vivid imaginations of its creators. These cheeky poems take you on a tour through the digital landscape.

Is The Metaverse Really Our Near Future?

Facebook was designed to make real connections, under your real name, with other people. Now it invites us to leave the real world and escape into a construct of its own invention.

Lilliputians Will Tie Up Gulliver in the Metaverse

The metaverse was supposed to be open, not owned by anyone, and interoperable between all platforms. Does that sound like Facebook to you? 

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