The Metaverse: brave new worlds or an endless virtual mall?

Harry Menear does a great job explaining how the metaverse is “having a real moment right now.” The metaverse is now beginning to focus on VR dating as can be seen with the creation of Planet Theta. Menear suggest Planet Theta is a “metaverse of love” and that “people can meet, chat, and maybe even fall in love”. Menear suggests that people on Tinder are “hungry for something to make it better” and that Planet Theta is “the first VR metaverse explicitly for online dating”. Menear concludes with a cautionary discussion about the commercialization of the metaverse and how it “will be even more fertile ground for tech companies to harvest consumer data”.

Harry Menear
October 20, 2021


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