Facebook, the Metaverse, and a dangerously immersive future

Facebook went Meta recently and said that it is going to invest itself in the metaverse. This should make us suspicious. I make my case in this 40-minute long live stream.

00:00 Welcome and Introduction

02:15 Facebook has a history of bad behaviour

09:00 How corporations hijack and destroy open technologies

15:44 Metaverse, the attention economy, and real world damage

21:44 The perils of "immersive experiences" and social apathy

27:42 Looking at technology through a human lens

30:38 The future of the metaverse has to be decentralised

32:43 Responses to comments and questions

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