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Facebook Got Sucked into the Metaverse

October 30th, 2021 by Michael Dyet

Hmmm, have you heard the news?

Facebook is no longer Facebook. Well, it still is what it was, but it is just called something different: Meta. How is that pronounced? Meta as in metaverse. What is the metaverse? Hold on, let us not get ahead of ourselves.

Facebook was not just Facebook. It was also Instagram and What’s App (and a bunch of other subsidiaries) which were part of Facebook only different. Different how? Well, Instagram and What’s App are platforms in their own right. Well not platforms in the traditional sense of that word. They do not physically exist.

Well, that is not true either. They exist but not in the traditional sense of that word. Which word? Exist, as in they occupy a physical space, except that they do not. That is what I meant when I said they exist but they do not exist.

Does that mean they are both visible and invisible? Well, yes, sort of, but not in the traditional sense of that word. Which word? Come on, stay with me! The word is visible which is now divisible into what is visible and that which is invisible.

Are you following me? No? What I am trying to say is I understand all of this, although not in the traditional sense of that word. I comprehend it but it is no longer necessary to understand things as long as you comprehend them in the virtualrealm.

Well, not virtual in the traditional sense of the word virtual. Well, it could be the traditional sense of that word if you are under 30. But if you are over 40, it will be a different meaning of that word.

What happened to the people between 30 and 40? Well, I guess they got sucked into the metaverse (which is kind of like a black hole but not really). I cannot actually say that for a fact but it seems like a reasonable assumption, although that not in the traditional sense of reasonable.

Where was I? Oh yes, Facebook – which includes Instagram and What’s App – is now Meta, as in metaverse. So Facebook does not exist anymore? Well, it never really existed in the traditional sense of the word. But it still exists as it always has in the sense that you can still sign onto it. But not sign in the traditional sense of sign on.

What I am trying to explain to you is that Facebook was always more than just Facebook. Well, not at first, or course, but for quite some time now. Facebook was the sum of its parts, although not in the traditional sense of that phrase.

You really have to stop being so literal or we are never going to figure this out. Not that I have it all figured out, but I figure I understand enough to comprehend it, figuratively speaking, of course.

Bottom line: Facebook is now Meta as in metaverse. Metaverse is kind of a metaphor although not in the traditional sense of that word.

Got it now? Good, could you please explain it to me?

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