For us to not know the situation with Big Tech and yet uncritically participate in the grand social surveillance and engineering experiment would be a disaster.
Our family Christmas gift this past year was an Oculus Quest 2, and I must say that for all my concerns about the Metaverse we have had a great deal of fun with our first foray into VR.
Both the fact that I left and the fact that I returned bother me. In an effort to sort through why, this episode is dedicated to unpacking the whole messy situation as I see it.
The comments are turned off, and YouTube won’t let us see how many likes and dislikes Meta’s video viewed 3.3 million times thus far has. This gets right at my whole concern here.