3 min read.Updated: 26 Dec 2021, 09:42 PM ISTANDY KESSLER, The Wall Street Journal
Mark Zuckerberg’s new platform builds on the success of popular videogames.
Are you ready to live in a 3D-navigable, socially connected, conscience-curving, carefree virtual world? Facebook’s pursuit of this metaverse dream as its next platform is bold, though it may be like swapping out a car’s engine while it’s going 100 mph—hard to do without crashing. Look at Apple as it transitioned from computers to iPods and iPhones. Facebook even changed its name to Meta. “The dream was to feel present with the people we care about," CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained. He also promised “immersive all-day experiences." Facebook may need a new platform anyway if the Biden administration dismantles its current one in the name of antitrust.