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The Metaverse Doesn't Work, So Zuck Wants Everyone Back in the Office

MetaSometimes you run across a quote online that provides a crisp, clear insight that cuts through all the corporate PR and newsmedia hype.

As you may have read, Meta is now in it’s “Year of Efficiency”.  It’s laid of 10,000 workers, with another 10,000 to come.  Mark Zuckerberg recently released a memo to staff that included this bit:

Our early analysis of performance data suggests that engineers who either joined Meta in-person and then transferred to remote or remained in-person performed better on average than people who joined remotely. This analysis also shows that engineers earlier in their career perform better on average when they work in-person with teammates at least three days a week. This requires further study, but our hypothesis is that it is still easier to build trust in person and that those relationships help us work more effectively.

In other words, get back in the office.

To which a user named Ojse57 on Blind commented:

Zuckerberg saying in-office productivity is better than remote. Meta trying to sell us that VR is the future. Fucking legendary.


Metaverse Office

Why do people need to be back in the office when the Metaverse is supposed to open vast opportunities for working anywhere?  Isn’t that part of its core promise?

After all the Quest Pro is made to “to work, create and collaborate”.

Look at all the Mii characters productively working…are we to assume that the only way they can harness this world-changing technology is to also be in the office?

The irony of trying to sell $1000+ headsets so people can work in VR, yet admitting that it doesn’t work in your own company is, indeed, legendary.



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