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Facebook’s metaverse plans labelled as ‘dystopian’ and ‘a bad idea’

BBC News

By Jane Wakefield
Technology reporter

November 4, 2021

One of Facebook’s earliest investors has labelled the social media giant’s plans for a metaverse as “dystopian”.

Meta, as Facebook is now known, is investing billions in the project.

But Roger McNamee told the BBC: “It’s a bad idea and the fact we are all sitting and looking at this like it’s normal should be alarming everyone.”

Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox told attendees at the Web Summit in Lisbon that the idea would make “the internet less flat”.

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