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(Yahoo)   Apparently every lurid detail of your racist uncle's life isn't quite the cash cow it used to be   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2377 clicks; posted to STEM » and Business » on 16 May 2022 at 6:35 PM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-16 2:19:42 PM  
9 votes:
Until someone figures out how you can wear a headset for as long as you can stare at a monitor, the "metaverse" has an uphill climb. They're going to need something eyeglass weight to make it work.
 
2022-05-16 8:39:48 PM  
6 votes:

Gordon Bennett: As an uncle myself I have to say that I find this stereotype of the racist uncle a wee bit insulting.


Just don't be racist. Problem solved.

/uncle
//OF racists
 
2022-05-16 4:15:52 PM  
5 votes:
Russian black money drying up?

/Drtfa
 
2022-05-16 6:54:54 PM  
4 votes:
Yeah, burning $10B a year since that Xmas burst in 2016 hasn't grown the market beyond a residue of people the tech fits and are still into the relatively small things it can do. Last year they tried to duck tape the hardware to the grift coins and NFTulips, and that has burned like suspected insurance fraud. You can shelve it next to 3D TV and the Nintendo Virtualboy.

Oh, and Portal was a dumb idea. It's selling people hardware to run something that should be an app. Same thing for Alexa, devices should be dumb and run from an app on extant hardware.
 
2022-05-16 8:15:02 PM  
4 votes:
Your racist uncle's browser history is still a gold mine, so Facebook is still using it to con him into buying survival food buckets and let's go Brandon flags. It's the metaverse engineers that being let go, apparently there aren't enough suckers buying into whatever the hell the metaverse is.
 
2022-05-17 12:26:53 AM  
2 votes:
As for racist relatives - we already knew.

As for the impending meta-verse - wtf is that?
 
2022-05-17 1:33:11 AM  
2 votes:

Gordon Bennett: As an uncle myself I have to say that I find this stereotype of the racist uncle a wee bit insulting.


At least your name isn't Karen.
 
2022-05-16 9:55:41 PM  
1 vote:
I know there's plenty of hate for Meta, but Half life Alyx on the Quest 2 (with a cpu running it) is phenomenal to someone who grew up playing arcade games.
 
2022-05-17 1:32:13 AM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: Until someone figures out how you can wear a headset for as long as you can stare at a monitor, the "metaverse" has an uphill climb. They're going to need something eyeglass weight to make it work.


The hardware for VR does have a long way to go - but I don't believe for a second that facebook (and everyone else trying to sell stuff) cares about VR 1% as much as they care about developing AR and XR to layer advertising over the entire physical world.

I'm still getting the glasses, though.
 
2022-05-17 1:34:44 AM  
1 vote:
It makes me happy when media refuse to let Zuckerberg rebrand as "meta" and leave his facebook history behind.
 
2022-05-17 7:48:54 AM  
1 vote:
Headline made me think of that "shiat My Dad Says" twitter account. Anyone remember that guy?
 
2022-05-17 10:39:19 AM  
1 vote:

Northern: I recently played Half Life Alyx in VR using an Occulus headset.  After about 10 minutes I felt nauseous and disoriented.  Felt sick for hours after taking the thing off as well.
But sure Zuck, everyone will pony up thousands of dollars to hang out in your virtual strip mall.


This kind of thing is not new, but it only happens to a few people. I have no issues when I use my Quest.

That said, I managed to snag one early enough that I don't need a fb account to use it.
 
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