Former Oculus CTO John Carmack Isn't a Fan of Zuckerberg's Metaverse Approach

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    You’d think one of the biggest supporters of Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to create a “metaverse” would be John Carmack, the former chief technology officer for Facebook’s Oculus division. But it turns out he’s not a fan.

    “I really do care about that (the metaverse), and I buy into the vision,” he said during a talk at the Facebook Connect event on Thursday.

    “But that leaves many people surprised to find out that I’ve been pretty actively arguing against every single metaverse effort that we have tried to spin up internally in the company from even pre-acquisition times,” he added. (Facebook bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014).

    On Thursday, Zuckerberg announced that Facebook would be renamed Meta in an all-out effort to create the metaverse, a virtual reality platform that Zuckerberg envisions will one day supplant the conventional internet.

    “In the metaverse, you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine—get together with friends and family, work, learn, play, shop, create—as well as completely new experiences that don’t really fit how we think about computers or phones today,” he said.
    Source: pcmag

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