“This was obviously created by someone who has never been to a rave.”
Facebook-now-known-as-Meta is still desperately trying to convince people to join its metaverse — and while the company is still selling millions of its Oculus VR headsets, the actual experience leaves a lot to be desired.
Case in point, a clip uploaded by NFT enthusiast and blockchain CTO Alex Moss on Twitter today purportedly shows a “live rave” taking place inside Meta’s VR playground for adults.
But it’s getting ridiculed. To call the event a snooze fest would be putting it lightly. Several dozen avatars can be seen standing around frozen in place, while two real-world electronic artists do their best to entertain the motionless crowd via a giant virtual screen.
Is this really the future of socializing? As if the ongoing pandemic wasn’t already making us feel lonelier and more depressed than ever before.
The experience looks about as joyless as it could possibly look — and it’s getting absolutely torn to shreds on Twitter.
“Did you post this to make fun of it or because you actually think it looks cool,” one user responded.
“Are you guys okay?” another user offered. “Do you need help working on whatever this… Thing… Was supposed to be?”
“This was obviously created by someone who has never been to a rave,” another replied.
“The feeling you get when your friends invite you to this crazy house party but you get there and its just eight dudes slouched in a sofa watching ‘Family Guy,’” one user wrote.
Apart from hosting mind-numbingly dull gatherings, Meta’s virtual world has experienced a pretty rough start, with testers complaining of unwanted sexual advances and underage users screeching into their microphones.
The company behind the largest social media network in the world is betting big on VR, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg envisioning it as a new way of “bringing people together” during Meta’s announcement last year.
But is this “rave” really a representation of that vision? If it is, Meta will have to try a lot harder to convince more customers to strap on an uncomfortable headset.
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