A look back at the computer future: Meta has to keep its virtual distance – and thus moves about 4 digital feet away from its own VR vision.
“Defy Distance” has been Meta’s virtual reality long-range goal for years. People should come together virtually and feel intimacy and experience interaction similar to reality. Now Meta has to move away from this motto a little – almost exactly 4 digital feet: That’s how much safety distance avatars – whether friends or strangers – will have to keep in the future in Metaverse’s “Horizon World”.
Meta is doing this in response to reports of harassment in the Metaverse and is understandably overcautious: Because if there’s one thing Meta can’t afford after the recent stock market debacle, it’s that the Metaverse, before it’s even started, is considered a potentially toxic Internet place like Facebook or Instagram.
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