Iceland tourism mocks metaverse
Metaverse has everyone thinking about it. From those who fully understood what metaverse is to those who are too drowned in information. To realise anything about it, everyone is on the bandwagon. Social media is full of jokes, memes and other articulate tomfoolery appreciating Mark Zuckerberg’s new frontier in their own way.
But governments making fun of good-ol’ Mark and his metaverse? Also, well, this wasn’t heard of. Until now. Iceland’s tourism authorities posted a funny video in which an actor invites everyone to ‘Icelandverse’
Actor Jorundur Ragnarsson take on Metaverse
Also, Icelandic actor Jorundur Ragnarsson or ‘Zack Mosbergsson’ as he has been named in the video. As appears to sport Zuckerberg’s hairstyle and dressing sense. Also, the video pokes fun at Zuckerberg and metaverse.
“Today I want to present a revolutionary way to connect our world, without being super-weird,” says ‘MOsbergsson’ in the video. Iceland verse he says is an ‘enhanced actual reality because well, Iceland exists in the real world. Dig at the virtual universe? Very much.
As he goes on talking, Mosbergsson encounters a door but can’t open it. Also, he then appears to wait for somebody to come and open. Also, this is an apparent dig at Zuckerberg’s insistence on others opening doors for him. The video pokes fun at Zuckerberg even more.
The video has got more than 900,000 views and hundreds of likes. But the best part? Mark Zuckerberg himself has commented on it. “Amazing. I need to make a trip to the Icelandverse soon. Glad you’re wearing sunscreen too,” he has commented. Iceland tourism authorities responded by saying, “Oh, hi Mark! You’re always welcome. Iceland verse is open 24/7!” The banter has got its own fanbase!
Know what Metaverse is
The metaverse is the next evolution of social connection. The company’s vision is to help bring the metaverse to life, so they are changing their name to reflect their commitment to this future.
Current metaverse ambitions are centred on addressing technological limitations with modern virtual and augmented reality devices, as well as expanding the use of metaverse spaces to business, education, and retail applications. Numerous entertainment and social media companies have invested in metaverse-related research and development.
The metaverse has come to be criticise as a method of public relations building using a purely speculative, “over-hype” concept base on existing technology. Information privacy and user addiction are concerns within the metaverse, stemming from current challenges facing the social media and video game industries as a whole.
Facebook’s CEO on why the social network is becoming ‘a metaverse company’
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees about an ambitious new initiative. The future of the company would go far beyond its current project of building a set of connected social apps and some hardware to support them. Instead, he said, Facebook would strive to build a maximalist, interconnected set of experiences straight out of sci-fi — a world known as the metaverse.
The company’s divisions focused on products for communities, creators, commerce, and virtual reality would increasingly work to realize this vision, he said in a remote address to employees. “What I think is most interesting is how these themes will come together into a bigger idea,” Zuckerberg said. “Our overarching goal across all of these initiatives is to help bring the metaverse to life.”
The metaverse is having a moment. Coined in Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel, the term refers to a convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality in a shared online space.