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The founder of Tesla and SpaceX just gave a lengthy interview to The Babylon Bee, a conservative Christian website that publishes satirical articles or videos on current topics. It expresses serious doubts about the ability of the metaverse to change our daily lives.
This is not really new. It seems that Elon Musk has a particular fondness for bits and pieces. So, through his usual indifference, he quickly grabbed the question of the animators of The Babylon Bee, who asked him if he feared a terrible dystopian world would happen with the arrival of the metaverse.
“ Sure, you can put a TV on your nose… I’m not sure you’re entering the world of Metaverse’,” replied him not without a certain sarcasm, before laughing at the fact that he had been told all his childhood not to watch TV too closely. As for the risk that some “lose themselves” in the metaverse and no longer want to live in reality, or that reality takes precedence over tangible aspects, he swept it away by flipping the words: We are far from disappearing into metaverse ‘, he asserted.
Virtual reality, as it currently exists, can be described as “ Okay According to him, but it remains very flawed and uncomfortable. Thus he remembers the phenomenon motion sickness “, the kind of seasickness that often catches players moving in the universe in virtual reality, in addition to the weight of the helmet:” It becomes uncomfortable to have this thing tied to your head all the time He underlines his suspicion that anyone would want to spend all their time there.
A serious take on Meta, formerly Facebook, which justly rebranded itself in order to clearly express its desire to see the outcome of immersive virtual universes that will belong in our everyday lives. It’s true that trial and error in the moment can sometimes make you smile. Recently, Nick Clegg was interviewed on the Metaverse about his developments, and he found himself in trouble drinking his coffee: If I raise my head it’s because I’m drinking my coffee and this miserable helmet is too huge for me to drink my coffee without moving my helmet Then he said.
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However, recently Apple seems to have joined in the idea that virtual reality could be one of the upcoming digital revolutions and is investing in this field. But even in the future, with more advanced and lighter gadgets, this concept doesn’t really convince him. ” To me, that doesn’t necessarily sound like the “answer” The metaverse concept, such as the Web 3.0 concept, is called. It sounds more like a marketing term than a fact in his ears. Also known as the “Decentralized Web,” Web 3.0 refers to the Internet that is supposed to be decentralized, potentially powered by blockchain technology.
On the other hand, what seems to him as a more credible alternative is of course the technology that he himself seeks to develop with the company Neuralink he co-founded. This is a brain implant that allows devices to be controlled by thought. He recently announced that trials of his chip on humans will begin in 2022. He also posted a video of a monkey playing pong by thinking. ” In the long run, an advanced version of Neuralink can completely immerse you in virtual reality However, the technological and mental leap that will be made to the general public will be more than important, in the case of brain chips that will be implanted in the brain.
However, he admits that there’s always a risk that he’s wrong about the metaverse and web 3.0. ” Am I like those people who in ’95 saw the internet as a fad or something that never really counts? asks himself. True, Bill Gates, who was asked at that time in an interview, was laughed at by a journalist who emphasized the lack of innovation in this Internet, comparing it to a radio, or a voice recorder. He insists the same in the idea that he does not currently see a “persuasive position” in the use of metaverses.