It's painful how hellbent Mark Zuckerberg is on convincing us that VR is a thing
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Mark Zuckerberg is selling the metaverse hard, but is anyone really buying?

Oh, some progress has been made: Zucc’s avatar no longer looks like a Mii!

Cold Hotman
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True, it looks more lifeless and dead inside so they’ve really made strides in making it photorealistic.

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I don’t see enough discussion about how much metadata these devices can gather about you. All the Oculus devices have cameras that scan your surroundings and watch your hands and body move, this new $1500 one also has cameras pointed at your face. The new controllers are full of cameras. They all have microphones. The ability to fingerprint you, scan your body and body movements, your face and facial movements, scan the inside of your house, listen in on you- if you’re paranoid about virtual assistants like Google/Nest/Alexa, this is many many times worse, and it’s a Zuck project, so already bent towards being shitty and exploitative. Fuck these things to hell.

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They should pay people to wear those and gather their data. Instead they charge a hefty price on top of it.

poVoq
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The hardware Facebook sells is likely subsidized, so yes they are paying you.

Cold Hotman
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So if something costs 100, and the company subsidizes 30, I pay 70… That means the company is paying me? I don’t get it.

poVoq
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Yes, they obviously pay you 30 in that case.

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If the oculus costs 400$ this fb vr set is likely costing the same. I think it’s overpriced to cover the costs of the freeware metaverse

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