The Desert of the Virtual

In Dissent, Anna-Verena Nosthoff and Felix Maschewski of the Critical Data Lab analyze the failure of the "metaverse" to materialize, despite Mark Zuckerberg’s considerable efforts.

In all likelihood, the metaverse is an expensive PR stunt to help Meta again bask in the light of profitability and glorious innovation following its spate of recent data scandals. However, not all has gone according to plan. … All this paints a picture of a wider disillusionment pointing to the fraying of solutionism itself.

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