By now, everyone everywhere has heard someone suggest that we are living in a simulation or some kind of matrix. Facebook changed it’s name to “Meta” and Zuckerberg released his vision of The Metaverse, which you can watch below.
“Metaverse” means different things to different people. I thought it should offer a definition of the term. I found this from Merriam Webster:
“In its current meaning, metaverse generally refers to the concept of a highly immersive virtual world where people gather to socialize, play, and work.”
I know people who are repulsed at the idea of this. I know others who literally can’t wait to step into it. They are nearly slobbering over it.
I don’t mean to denigrate these people. The people on the other side, enter a simulation every time they boot their computer or access the internet on their phone, etc. It can’t be denied. They’re just stopping at a different point or place or level so whatever snobbery they display is stupid.
I am split on this issue. I can’t help it. I have Libra and this is how it is for me. I have made a living on the Internet – because of the Internet for more than 25 years. Suffice to say, I like it here. I also like to grow food with my hands.
We have to grapple with this over the next fifteen months, for sure. Saturn (reality) is squaring Uranus (Innovation). Saturn and Jupiter are also in Aquarius. It really is time to look a this, especially considering Pluto will ingress into the sign in 2023.
Here’s Zuckerberg’s intro:
I wonder what you think of this. It’s interesting to me because I’ve talked about people interacting with my “hologram” for 20 years! (Search “Hologram”) The idea there would be a digital representation of me; well there already is.
I no longer look like the picture I use here and there and on the blog. It’s long been irrelevant in this world of filtered, digitized images of people or things. You either resonate with me aka “vibe” with what I write, or you don’t. You think I can help you or you can learn from me or you don’t. My “avatar” is not going to impact your decision in a way that’s significant.
So what do you think of this? How will you fit (or not fit) in this new schema? I have some ideas for myself. Mostly, I know to stay on the fringe.
What do you think or feel about The Metaverse?