Davis Richardson had this information in Paradox Politics. Here is an excerpt:
Meta’s first Metaverse experience is here.
Facebook this month announced that Horizon Worlds, a VR world of avatars, is opening to the public. U.S. and Canadian citizens over eighteen will soon be able to dawn Oculus headsets and enter an animated virtual world inhabited by friends and colleagues. The announcement follows Facebook’s rebrand into ‘Meta’ to reflect a $10 billion investment in the new virtual terrain, and Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to de-prioritize political content and push for a “politically neutral” platform.
Politics and ideology, however, manifest in every invention (especially digital platforms involving millions of human beings who bring their biases with them). A Metaverse experience without politics is unrealistic, as politics is ingrained in human nature like the user behavioral patterns that Meta plans to study and sell to advertisers.
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