Apparently the first rule of the Metaverse is to not talk about it.
At least that's what we get from a rare anecdote from Sheryl Sandberg's recent wedding bloomberg report About Mark Zuckerberg's near-failed capital “M Metaverse.”
You may not remember, but 2022 was supposed to be the year of the Metaverse.Zuckerberg was so passionate about the Metaverse that it was literally supposed to be the year of the Metaverse changed his company name From Facebook to Meta to make that happen.
However, the reality of Meta's Metaverse is far from the big dream. billions of dollars The founders of the technology poured into it. By August 2022, A simplified cartoonish avatar has been droppedit was like. very expensive joke –However, that doesn't seem to be the case for him.
Not long after the Avatar incident, Zuckerberg attended his lecture. Former chief operating officer's wedding He was reportedly very upset when it came up in the picturesque state of Wyoming, a spokesperson said. bloomberg “Mark doesn't remember having any conversation about that topic while he was there.'')
But the CEO and founder was so upset that he became convinced that his company's public relations department didn't understand how to make Metaverse sexy, according to people familiar with the incident. In response, the company moved employees, but ultimately was unable to sell that particular coal brick.
The reality of failure
From then until now, there have been many signs that the Metaverse will eventually be faceplanted.wall street Recoiled billion dollar bet, Experts bash Once the investment started and we actually launched, the people who were actually in the Zuckerverse said, “This is it.”sad, lonely, expensiveAs the company continued to lose money due to virtual reality failures, its business performance began to deteriorate. fire someone all at once.
The rest, as they say, is history.meta A whopping $46.5 billion was lost. Zuckerberg's metaverse moonshot raises enough money to become a Fortune 500 company; Quietly shifting focus to artificial intelligence Inspired by OpenAI's ChatGPT.
Was that mockery part of that axis? Those who are never sure.
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