It seems like a Metawar’s on the brew with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel taking potshots at the trending discourse on Metaverse. Spiegel isn’t impressed by the technology, and he would rather have y’all stick to reality.
— The Verge (@verge) April 28, 2022
According to Siegel, people should love the real world in fellowship with friends and family. Snap’s goal is to avoid the hypothetical and build a future at scale, he adds. Peter’s comments had caught on the social media as wildfire. With industry veterans bemused by the whole debacle.
shots fired, metaverse wars yas https://t.co/dP4JVnsS7M
— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) April 28, 2022
While competitors like Meta have invested heavily in the virtual world, and the rest of the world jumping the bandwagon, some purists like Spiegel wouldn’t settle for something too ambiguous and probably inaccessible to the general populace.
Indian companies are pivoting their entire vision on building Metaverse for business and workspace. It is already a multibillion dollar industry. The virtual world is now getting cluttered with virtual real estate sharks leasing virtual properties in millions. With celebrities and every other gold digging agency hopping into the Metaverse curry train, it is only going to be an expensive endeavour barely accessible to the not so privileged amongst us.
Thankfully there are ventures that are drilling some sense into all the hype by actually doing something worthwhile. Researchers are developing a full scale ice age world in the metaverse with creatures and critters that roamed millions of years back before getting kaboomed by blxxdy asteroids. Now something like that is worth having than a virtual retail with virtual boots worth millions or a pixel flavoured coke.
With you on this Peter!