[LINK] Averse to Metaverse Hype

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Nov 15 16:53:32 AEDT 2022

On 15/11/2022 3:18 pm, Roger Clarke wrote:
> So, what exactly is the metaverse?
It's a pity the article didn't answer the question. There's nothing 
exact about the content.

A metaverse looks to me like a technologist's wet dream and just as 
fantastic; literally, a fantasy.

What the value of a combination of this lot "Contributing trends include 
virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), flexible work styles, 
head-mounted displays (HMDs), an AR cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), 
5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and spatial computing." is anyone's 
guess and probably about as accurate as the author's.

Nowhere have I seen a credible description of the need/value/costs/risks 
of a metaverse, but what the heck, the incredible (i.e. zero 
credibility) descriptions keep some people amused.

It all reminds me of other ground breaking technologies such as the 
Segway, quadraphonic sound and Clive Sinclair's C5, not to mention 
flying cars and personal helicopters.

There's only one thing worse than a technologist making outlandish 
predictions and that's believing them.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email: brd at iimetro.com.au

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