Finally…Something We Can Agree with AOC About
Finally, it looks like there is actually something that we can agree on with Democrats’ little darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As you may or may not be aware, Facebook has decided to change its name from Facebook to Meta. They’ve already been getting ridiculed, but honestly that name was expected for those of us who are familiar with Facebook’s long-term game plan.
They’ve said before that they’re wanting to really work towards building the Metaverse.
Tech billionaires are a quirky lot. Some are attempting to build a world imagined in utopian visions of the future, such as ‘Star Trek.’ Others, like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, would like us to spend as much time as possible here on earth, in what they call a “metaverse.” Facebook, which renamed itself Meta Platforms on Thursday—just “Meta” for short—is truly all-in on the concept. It’s as if Goldman Sachs were to rename itself Crypto.
The term “metaverse” is borrowed from science-fiction touchstones like “Snow Crash” and “Ready Player One,” in which characters keep their faces planted firmly in front of one sort of screen or another, ignoring physical reality and instead investing ever more of their time, attention and money in virtual worlds controlled by globe-spanning tech monopolists.
Basically, they’re wanting to turn the real world into more of a virtual world. Think of being at the office while sitting at home wearing a headset. If you’ve ever played the game Second Life or if you’ve ever worked as or known a real estate agent who works for EXP.
Given the way that the trend is with NFTs, I can see this becoming a huge thing for some. People are even selling “virtual land” online on a block chain based virtual world.
We’re slowly shifting away from real human interaction, but it will never be a substitute for the real world.
However, AOC knows that this is just another step into screwing this country…and really the world up more than it is.
“Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!” https://t.co/jzOcCFaWkJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2021
Honestly, I can see the damage that will take place and I bet you that it’s going to be something similar to the movie The Circle. I won’t say what it’s about, but just watch this trailer. If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly suggest that you watch it.