“A motion-captured lie;” pretty much Zuckerberg in a nutshell. Sorry, this is not the most productive tweet, so feel free to remove.
Again, with the limitless possibilities of VR, why set these demos in the most bland setting? that looked like a shitty rendering of a talk show set poorly aping a living room. Is that…the extent of their imagination?
In some ways its a good thing that Meta can keep some level of enthusiasm for VR from consumers but you know… it’s Meta/Facebook. I don’t own any VR gear but if i was going to buy a set it would not be with anything affiliated to Facebook
As I remember the other day Microsoft Office 365 was the launch partner touted in the announcement for the new $1500 VR headset. It’s just what they are.
If you give their avatars legs, as well as the attached pelvis, you are just going to have them start thrusting and tea bagging other avatars.
The internet is horrible.
Even the people working on the Metaverse aren’t enthusiastic about it.
If most users really wanted to get up and walk around and interact with each other in a three-dimensional environment they probably wouldn’t be spending so much time online in the first place.
Even a stroll around a boring-ass industrial park is a more stimulating sensory experience than the best VR.
The Playstation cutscene-graphics Zuckerberg still looks more human than the glassy-eyed real version.
While Meta Horizons is obvioulsy extremely dull, I wouldn’t generalize to all VR experiences.
Recently I’ve been playing Half Life 2 in VR and it’s absolutely amazing. I also had lots of fun playing VRchat with friends, especially game and horror worlds.
I bought HP Reverb G2 instead of Oculus Quest 2 exactly for this reason. Quest 2 required mandatory Facebook account and it was unacceptable for me. Recently Meta is forcing mandatory Horizons profiles on all Quest 2 users.
Sure but using VR to put oneself into a fantasy/gaming experience is very different than VR for VR’s sake as the Metaverse appears to be.
If I want to fight mutants or ride a dragon or whatever then there aren’t many ways to do that outside a video game. If I want to chat with online acquaintances or watch a powerpoint presentation or do some online shopping then a VR interface is just going to create annoying barriers rather than enhance the experience.
Ah, so then a shitty rendering of a bloated appset, aping Google docs…
I bring up this scene every time I teach a UI design class. (“For the love of God JUST SWITCH TO COLUMN VIEW”)
I believe that is now just Microsoft 365. They just dropped the Office branding because no one likes Office (at least that’s why I assume they did)
Oh good. The thing nobody wants just got an update.
I wanted the meta Zuckerberg to evolve into a fish
The biggest lie is that this platform has any legs.