Author Ian Bogost Warns of “Black Hole of Consumption” that is the Metaverse

“If realized, the metaverse would become the ultimate company town, a megascale Amazon that rolls up raw materials, supply chains, manufacturing, distribution, and use and all its related discourse into one single service. It is the black hole of consumption.”
– Author Ian Bogost, on silicon fantasies of power. As rumours of Facebook’s metaverse rebranding propagate, Bogost warns: “A metaverse is a universe, but better. More superior. An überversum for an übermensch.”
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