Can You Feel It?
Where are we at on the Metaverse? Is it cool? Innovative? Or just kind of creepy? And if we think the latter, is that just because it’s being sold to us by an unblinking alien who desperately bangs on about wakeboarding and Sweet Baby Ray’s in a futile attempt to appear human? Whatever you may happen to think, it’s hard to not find it at least a little bit interesting. Last week we learned that Justin Bieber will be strapping on a Meta suit to perform a concert as an avatar, but if you’re not a screaming 13-year-old girl, this is far more interesting: Haptic Gloves that will allow you to actually ‘feel’ objects in the Metaverse. And if you’re wondering how you can feel something that isn’t really there – join the club. Not a clue. But we leave the details to the pointy-heads in lab coats. You can tell they’re proper nerds by the fact that they’ve attempted to sell it by saying: “Imagine working on a virtual 3D puzzle with a friend’s realistic 3D avatar”. A puzzle? Something nobody likes to do in real life? Actually, that is pretty cool, to be fair. Uh oh, is this how they get you? Am I Meta now?Read Original Story