Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that Facebook Inc. would be rebranding, with immediate effect. Henceforth, Meta Platforms Inc., or just Meta, will move focus away from apps and platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and towards Metaverse content.

But what is the Metaverse?

While the concept has largely been ignored within the political sphere, both left and right, the idea of the Metaverse has been taking the world of tech investing by storm. Major outlets such as CNBC and the BBC had already been discussing the concept and its implications before Zuckerberg’s keynote yesterday, with many within the tech community seeing the concept as the next major economic horizon, similar to the advent of the world wide web.

Put simply, the Metaverse is an ecosystem of a variety of virtual environments and experiences, sewn together through universal platform standards, to create a single, parallel world to our own, accessible through VR and AR technology.

In slightly less nerdy terms, it’s the development of a real-life Matrix. Or Snow Crash. Or Ready Player One. Or Sword Art Online. There’s a lot of Sci-Fi equivalents to choose from here.

The Metaverse, should it become a mainstream feature of human existence, will allow people to escape into a fully-realized digital world, one which will become less and less distinct from reality as it continues to develop and increase in complexity. Eventually, it will become just as real as the real world.

While the technology to fully realize the Metaverse is a ways off, it is at this point almost completely certain that it’s coming. Zuckerberg’s estimates from Meta’s keynote is that the tech needed to get the Metaverse operating in a self-sustaining fashion is a decade off, more or less.

But it will likely be in a proto-operational state much sooner than that.

Pod People and Other Ice-Cold Takes:

While the metaverse concept has largely been ignored by the political left and right, the Meta keynote has somewhat awoken many on the right at least to the impending future. However, initial commentary has been rather basic and infantile.

Taking a quick look at Right-Wing Twitter tells you everything you need to know about the knee-jerk reaction to Zuckerberg’s vision. Lots of shouting about not wanting to eat ‘the bugs’, and not wanting to live in a wagie-slave pod for the rest of one’s life, reveal a Right that has long since caught on that the will of various technocratic elites are not in-line with the general population. 

That being said, it is utterly unreasonable to think that anyone can close this Pandora’s Box. The foundational technology involved in the Metaverse project are either already here, or just around the corner. Widespread adoption is now a question of when, not if, and if a technology will make life either better or easier for people, they will use it. Fighting for abstinence here is like shooting arrows at the sea.

Ultimately, these takes revael right scared of change, even if that change may be extremely beneficial to its interests.

Lessons from the Nineties:

The 2D internet as we know it today is likely as fully realized as it will ever be. Yes, it will no doubt become more complex, with higher resolution web pages and more interesting AI integration, but its fundamental format, its nature of existence, will largely remain as is.

However, long before the internet was accessible, let alone widely used by the vast majority of humanity, it was making massive waves in our socio-cultural sphere.

The Monica Lewinsky scandal, the scandal that almost took down a sitting US president, was broken on the rickety web of the 1990s. The scandal was first broken by a then nascent Drudge Report, back when the iMac, sporting a hefty 32MB of ram, was some of the best hardware available to the average consumer (though still cost well over a thousand dollars in 90s money, which, when accounting for inflation, would be well over the two thousand mark today).

It is no exaggeration that the internet powered the early days of the Lewinsky scandal, and as time went on, the internet only gained in strength and influence.

Likewise, early political adopters of the tech, such as Matt Drudge and Andrew Breitbart, ended up founding organizations that would become kingmakers in the coming decades. Breitbart News, for example, was a key part in the rise of Donald Trump in 2016. Breitbart’s origins though are arguably in the early nineties webscape, not the modern technocratic hell that is modern social media.

The New Warfront:

While the Right are indeed correct to be concerned with the new leap into the Metaverse, and how it will interact with the various other nefarious schemes in place today, irrational fear will not serve its interests.

The Metaverse holds within it the power to create hell on earth. Its nature gels well with the transhuman agenda of many modern elites, and in the wrong hands, it could enable the erosion of property rights for the average person.

However, in the right hands, it could be like manna from heaven for the right.

Zuckerberg throughout the presentation repeatedly emphasizes the importance of connecting people within the new frontier, and how the Metaverse will do for personal connection what the internet never could.

In short, the Metaverse is looking to largely replace a lot of the social-media facsimile of human interaction we have today.

With this being the case, could the Metaverse not be used to fix a wide variety of societal problems we have today, should it find itself in the hands of the right people? Could it not be used to repair the completely destroyed attention span of our population? Could it not be used to resocialize the world in a way not seen since the invention of the television? Could it not be the tool that ultimately saves the world?

I honestly believe it could.

Not only that, but the Metaverse offers a new avenue for the often-deplatformed right-wing to get its message across. As many creators are turfed off of major social media platforms, building a solid base of operations within the Metaverse will likely prove vital in the future.

The Metaverse, as a concept alone, is far from against the interest of the Right. It is a system that looks to heighten human connection in a way that is highly difficult to regulate and control, especially in its infancy (the internet still is largely a wild west, despite being around for decades now). As the Right is stripped from many of the more widely travelled hubs of the net, should it not try to find a new home in the new frontier?

First Mover Advantage:

The metaverse, while not yet self sustaining, will be a mainstay of everyday life within ten years. Resistance to this fact is ultimately futile. 

With this being the case, the Right should be looking to get comfortable with this new frontier ASAP, and especially long before megacorps, libtards and the general Left get their grubby little hands on it. 

Just as the likes of Drudge weaponized the early internet, we need to be able to weaponize the Metaverse. If we are not, no doubt someone else will.

Posted by Daithí O'Duibhne

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  1. Question, Think 31/10/2021 at 7:08 am

    From the article – Eventually, it will become just as real as the real world.
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    The augmented virtual reality world will be incredibly fake, especially when compared to a ”real world reality” that exists as something with real laws of reality, outside of a human engineered ”augmented virtual reality” setting.

    Such a setting seeks to create a silly fake ”hologram world” with silly ”cartoonish human virtual avatars” that look fake. Interactive sessions will be all connected to big tech centralized servers, which would be a privacy nightmare. Big tech would be the ”Omniscient Lords” of the cartoonish fake hologram world.

    Such a virtual setting would be an invasion of privacy that would easily have the potential to be beyond orwellian. A futuristic communist style digital prison, a nightmarish censorship tech prison. worse than something even orwell imagined. There is no physical contact in a virtual world, it is fake. It is just a screen and audio. Holograms are only another form of screen and audio. It is an illusion for the mind, when compared to the real world that exists outside of such an enclosed controlled setting being promoted by BIG TECH who want to be the ”Omniscient lords” in a fake upside down version of reality!

    People need to live in reality and not a fake reality for the sake of their health.

    There is a transhumanist agenda going on. Especially with humans and invasive technology.

    The mRNA clot-shot injections contain ”lipid nanoparticles” which are a form of nanotechnology. That is what the irish people for the most part have allowed themselves to be injected with, through the name of mRNA shots pushed by the lamestream media.

    They will be encouraged to take more shots every year and more booster shots. It is frightening to think what the build up of ”lipid nanoparticles” will be eventually, considering the uptake is so high among a populace whose water is flouridated and whose lamestream media never asks the hard questions. A country who also have low iq levels. A country whose intelligence is being suppressed from a lack of critical thinking in their lamestream media.

    Transhumanism! GMO humans! Augmented virtual reality with VR style headsets, cameras everywhere, holograms everywhere inside the technology being mapped against the real environment. Who wants to live in a world like that? A digital prison?

    The scamdemic, climate hoax, eating bugs, estrogen synthethic burgers, nanoparticles from mRNA clot shots, it is all connected. It is all the same agenda, just different pieces of a big complex puzzle being pushed on ireland in sneaky ways.

    Augmented virtual reality is another piece of the puzzle, so is 5G. It is not science fiction that microscopic ”nanoparticles” can be joined together through technology like 5G radio waves. The technology exists. Just research what ”Lipid nanoparticles” are, and how certain technology can manipulate them. The people that think it is not possible that radio waves can influence nanoparticles? they have not researched the topic at all.

    It is well known scientifically so to speak, that nanoparticles are a form of nanotechnology. Some very weird shit is possible with that microscopic technology involving radio waves.

    Reality is stranger than fiction. People should be careful what they deem to be fiction!

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    From the article – However, initial commentary has been rather basic and infantile.

    Taking a quick look at Right-Wing Twitter tells you everything you need to know about the knee-jerk reaction to Zuckerberg’s vision. Lots of shouting about not wanting to eat ‘the bugs’, and not wanting to live in a wagie-slave pod for the rest of one’s life,

    Ultimately, these takes revael right scared of change, even if that change may be extremely beneficial to its interests.

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    Knee-jerk reaction? extremely beneficial?

    You would want to research some more, to understand why people are saying those things. Trying to skip and hop around the concerns is not going to change what they already think.

    Facadebook constantly censors alternative information. The META- Digital surveillance grid will be no different, as they, along with big tech in general, will control the ecosystem and infrastructure through centralization. Facadebook have ”state of the art” biometric capability. It will be easy for them to censor all kinds of information under their meta platform and centralize and store all the data people give to them by using their privacy invading products. Them wanting to create a virtual world on top of reality is nightmarish!

    Cartoon Holograms? Not cool when they store so much of peoples data is it? Look at all the data leaks around facadebook in the past? Peoples private info being leaked. No one should use such a platform.

    People should use decentralized platforms more. Big tech is connected with big pharma and there is massive censorship!

    Big pharma is connected with google for example, hence the huge censorship towards alternative information that intelligently challenges the official pandemic narrative. It is no coincidence why so many got deplatformed from mainstream platforms for challenging the official narrative.

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    From the article – Not only that, but the Metaverse offers a new avenue for the often-deplatformed right-wing to get its message across.

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    The meta digital prison will be completely centralized. A silly cartoon hologram world. The VR hardware designed to be used with big tech servives, the smart glasses with privacy invasive cameras, the entire meta ecosysyem has all the makings of a privacy nightmare. Look at the name too? meta? very creepy. So expect more censorship. Do you know how the internet works? How it is getting more centralized? How they are running Cyber pandemic excercises already?

    Why would anyone want anything to do with joining anything related to a facadebook centralized virtual augmented reality meta fake world?

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    From the article – It is a system that looks to heighten human connection in a way that is highly difficult to regulate and control, especially in its infancy (the internet still is largely a wild west, despite being around for decades now). As the Right is stripped from many of the more widely travelled hubs of the net, should it not try to find a new home in the new frontier?

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    The meta system will be easy to control by big tech because it will be designed to be a centralized social media system.

    New frontier? smart glasses with cameras?

    People going around restaurants and bars, public settings with cameras on their glasses all owned by big tech, feeding data back to big tech META/facadebook in an augmented virtual world? It would be a nightmarish dystopian reality.

    It has the potential to be used as a social credit score system aswell.

    Even using smart phones is a massive privacy invasion as it is, especially as they are tied in with verification of a QR code when people allow themselves to be injected with mRNA nanoparticle clot shots, for a freedom pass to enter a bar or restaurant.

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    From the article – With this being the case, the Right should be looking to get comfortable with this new frontier ASAP
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    The irish right wing politicans should be using more decentralized platforms to get their message across, relying on big tech controlled ones, where censorship is off the charts, and freedom of speech is limited is pointless.

    A question also arises about how the the people who seek to remain on social media platforms that silence certain political views or different lines of thinking? Are those people ever going to listen to groups whom social media and the big tech world censor and limit the freedom of speech of?

    If people want to join in a silly cartoon hologram world controlled by Omniscient digital OverLords (big tech)? What grip would such people have on real reality in general when they live in a fake cartoon world? People are already on social media all the time, imagine them in a virtual world all the time.

    They would not have a clue what would be going on around them. They would be losing touch with reality!

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