Let’s talk about the Metaverse….


Gaia Casagranda, Staff Writer

What diabolical plan is Mike Zuckerberg up to now? On October 28th, 2021, a video was dropped on YouTube by the channel called “meta” by Mark Zuckerberg, the co-creator of Facebook, Instagram, Whats-app, and now the newest platform we call “The Meta Verse”. 

It is a virtual reality you can see through an Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset. On Oculus quest 2: Our most advanced new all-in-one VR headset. Oculus, the first thing you see when you enter is an introduction of what the oculus headset will do for you when you are in the Metaverse. Hundreds of hit games, one-of-a-kind experiences, live events, new ways to stay fit and a growing community of users await you on Quest 2.” 

In the Metaverse, you can get together with your friends, and family, work, learn, play, shop and create. In the video he uploaded called “The Metaverse and How We’ll Build It Together — Connect 2021,” Zuckerberg tells us verbatim, “ I think it is really going to give you a feeling for what the future could look like”. Let me explain to you some of the insight of what Mark Zuckerberg is saying: what holds our future, and what will make it better.

 He talks about how we will be able to feel present; we can be with people no matter how far apart. Rather than feeling like you are alone playing games or doing things on your computer, you will have your friends with you there, just in a different dimension. 

And lastly the biggest recourse that is on the Metaverse is the working program. All you have to do is put on your headset and you can go to your work in the headset, create meetings with your employees, communicate with your co-workers, if you can’t make in-person tours, or invent ideas, even meetings. You can connect all virtually.

I just introduced you to a whole new world… right? Well, that is everything that we are being fed. All of the things we think are going to make a better future for us. But, that’s not the reality. And let me tell you why. 

This alternate reality is just the beginning of a world catastrophe; all of these virtual connections are going to take us away from our reality. Humans will lose touch with our humanity. We were born with something called the 5 senses: eyesight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. The five qualities that make it so much easier to live this life. 

In the Metaverse, your eyesight will be occupied by staring at a blue light which is proven to be very unhealthy and bad for the human mind.  Also, along with that, everything you are seeing is not actually real. The hearing will be distracted by everything that is going on in the Metaverse. You won’t actually be able to have the sensation to taste what you are eating. You can’t physically touch anything because you are doing all of it virtually. And lastly, in this “oasis,” you cannot smell anything.

Once we take off the goggles and come back into the reality of what is actually going on in our everyday lives, we realize that our 5 senses can hurt us. We see, hear, taste, touch, and smell things we didn’t want to. So instead of confronting those issues and doing something about how we are feeling, we escape back into our altered dimension, that being the Metaverse. 

It will be a continuous loop of things that happen in everyday life that makes humans afraid of the world they are living in. And instead of trying to do something about it, we will escape and hide away all of those feelings, to chase that one thing everyone is trying to get: happiness, nirvana, samadhi. Call it what you want, but there is one thing we are all looking for. 

However, in the Metaverse, we will never be able to find it, it will compress all of our feelings and make us disconnected to this reality right in front of us. 

Oculus quest 2: Our most advanced new all-in-one VR headset. Oculus. (n.d.). Retrieved December 13, 2021, from https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/.