So Who Needs Real Reality?

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“Wow! Here in the metaverse we can fly–just like Peter Pan!”

Reports are floating around that Facebook plans to “rebrand” its parent company–change the name, that is–and you’ll never guess why, so I’ll tell you.

It’s “to move beyond social media into the metaverse, described as a virtual world achieved through virtual reality” (https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/facebook-plans-to-change-name-report-says-social-media-reacts).

What the dickens is the “metaverse”?

Oh, well! It’s “a multiverse which interoperates (?) with the real world, incorporating things like augmented reality overlays (?), VR dressing rooms for real stores, and even apps like Google maps.” Glad I cleared that up for you!

But what’s a multiverse? It’s “a hypothetical group of multiple universes.”

Excuse me, my BS detector is going off.

Everything here is man-made. It is not real. It is not reality. We used to call people “crazy” who spent a lot of their time in unreality. Now we call them “Mark Zuckerberg.” “Hypothetical” means we sort of think it might be real. Maybe.

How badly do we need this schiff? Honk if you’ve just gotta have it.

We’re gonna need a bigger loony bin.