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December 23, 2021

Elon Musk Blasts the Metaverse

Despite the fact that metaverse and Web3.0 are now undoubtedly the trendiest topics in the blockchain industry, not everyone appears to be fond of them. In a recent interview with The Babylon Bee, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, stated that he does not anticipate a future in which the metaverse would entirely immerse humans in virtual reality, like its proponents are promising.

According to the Tesla founder/CEO, the only way people will be able to experience virtual reality is through Neuralink, Musk’s own neurotechnology company that surgically implants a microprocessor that can be inserted into the brain in order to improve physical skills.

One of the reasons Musk feels the metaverse’s future potential may be hampered is because of its negative consequences for individuals. Motion sickness is triggered by wearing a virtual reality headset, especially while playing video games, and he humorously implied that he has never seen someone wearing a screen to their face all day.

Furthermore, Musk, who last year changed his title to Tesla’s Technoking, stated that the metaverse is in contrast to the cautions he heard as a child about the dangers of sitting in front of the television. The billionaire’s remarks came less than three days after claiming that Web 3.0 is more of a marketing gimmick than a reality.

“I’m not suggesting that Web 3.0 is real – [it] seems more [of a] marketing buzzword than reality right now – just wondering what the future will be like in 10, 20 or 30 years. 2051 sounds like a crazy futuristic,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.

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Elon Musk’s stance on the Metaverse and Web 3.0 seems pretty clear at the moment, but are his opinions likely to change in the future? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.