When Facebook-Meta yesterday expanded its metaverse with cartoon versions of France's Eiffel tower and Spain's Basílica de la Sagrada Família, people pounced. Here I collected some of the best tweets:
@ordinarytings: Mark Zuckerberg launches Horizon Worlds in France and Spain with an eye-gougingly ugly VR selfie. Meta's metaverse ploy is surely dying in the dark.
Steve Kovach (@stevekovach): This literally cost $10 billion.
Michael Gartenberg (@gartenberg): There's a reason why people call Zuckerberg a two dimensional character.
Robert Evans (@iwriteok): Tragic that every airline and tourist economy in the world is about to collapse now that Facebook has utterly eliminated the need to travel.
Emerson T. Brooking (@etbrooking): 5000 newspapers died for this.
Cheryl Platz (@funnygodmother): I'm not going to dunk on the visuals, but the discourse raises a point I think gets missed a lot. What human need is Meta hoping their platform improves upon? It's obviously not “actual reality.” Second Life can be whimsical and lets people transcend. This isn't aspirational.
@dosmeow: Nothing will ever be the same.