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The Metaverse Will Never Happen

How do I know? Because I’ve seen 3D movies.

Yes, that’s the guy who created the Oculus. And yes, I wore shoes while I wrote this.

As a 50-year-old man, I am rooting for the transition to the metaverse, where my hair will always be thick, my Cialis prescription unfilled, and my history cleared.

I wrote a 2015 Time magazine cover story on virtual reality titled “The Surprising Joy of Virtual Reality — And Why It’s About to Change the World.”…




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