Mark Zuckerberg says the metaverse won’t be as cringey as his cursed selfie
Mark Zuckerberg recently took a photo to commemorate the entry of France and Spain into Meta’s unimpressive virtual reality platform, Horizon Worlds. The image, which showed the young CEO in front of a low-resolution facsimile of the Eiffel tower, immediately hit a nerve and prompted sneers, jeers, and sighs from quick-witted social media users. Can you really blame them, though?
If the image angered you, which I would understand considering Meta’s power over our virtual history and present, then perhaps you can take comfort in the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is aware of your feelings. He notices you. And no, he basically replies, the metaverse won’t appear so bizarre. Hopefully not permanently.
“Huge changes to Horizon’s avatar visuals are forthcoming. In reference to Meta’s next developer conference, Connect, the CEO remarked on Instagram on Friday, “I’ll disclose more at Connect.” The CEO continued, with some empathy, “Also, I realise the photo I tweeted earlier this week was really simple – it was taken very fast to commemorate a launch.” The error was reminiscent of a very realistic act: sharing a late-night selfie that you later regret.
Another avatar and an old-looking cafe with subtle elements that are more Pixar-like and less e-card-like were incorporated in the Meta boss’ answer. In addition, Zuckerberg assured his fans that “Horizon is improving” and that Meta’s avatars and visuals are “capable of far more, even on headsets.”