The Future Is Here and It’s Awful 

This appears to be my first mention of “the metaverse” on OFT. It probably won’t be the last.

I have approximately no desire to go to Walmart in the real world, so the odds of me visiting Walmart in the regrettable metaverse are very long indeed.

Screenshot from Walmart’s risible video presentation
A screenshot of a truly risible Walmart presentation inside Roblox1

Personally, my hope is that “the metaverse” is the 2020s version of 3D TV: Massively hyped and an utter commercial failure. Bonus points if it bankrupts Facebook Meta on the way down.


  1. The video is archived here. ↩︎