Some of us on the team have made our opinions on the metaverse clear, but that doesn’t stop the mighty Zuck going ahead with his machinations. Plans to launch the metaverse, and convince today’s youth to sign up, are finally taking shape… in the form of *checks notes* a brick and mortar store?
The Meta Store is a physical space, situated beneath a Reality Labs office in Burlingame, California. Great positioning from a logistical standpoint, but why not use up some of that metaphysical real estate y’all are pushing so hard?
In order to encourage the offline masses’ adoption of the far-fetched concepts of ‘customisable avatars’ and ‘3D spaces’ onto the more disconnected generations, it seems Meta felt it best to ease them in with physical tester experiences, before putting them on a catheter and selling them an alternate life in VR. These are hard to grasp concepts after all.
In all honesty, though, you can’t expect everyone to go out and purchase one of Meta’s proposed four new VR…