The Metaverse Is Already Here, And It’s Here to Stay

The Metaverse is here. It’s been around for a little while, actually. But is it a good thing? Facebook is among the first companies to push for its existence and hopes that it will continue to draw younger generations of users. Every technology has its downsides.

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Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook to Meta, as users of WhatsApp or Instagram will have noticed, asserting that the metaverse is not only the company’s next chapter, but “the next chapter for the internet.”
The word and concept aren’t new. The term itself was coined in the 1992 science-fiction book Snow Crash, in which people use avatars to explore an online world. A number of small metaverses have since developed, where people meet, play games and even watch live shows.
The metaverse is a place where people can do real life things — like work out, meet with colleagues, or take a class — but all online and in virtual reality. Anyone can strap on a virtual reality headset in their living room and enter an alternate online universe.
Who should own the metaverse? There are many questions about what role the company should play in building the metaverse. Meta’s vice president of metaverse is adamant that the company doesn’t want to dictate what’s created within, but others are not so sure. Instead, the vision is that Meta provides the backbone for the metaverse in which everyone is invited to come, play, build and experiment.
Do people really want the future to be the metaverse? Facebook is fretting about becoming moot as users age. So staying on top of the next big technology trend, like the metaverse, to attract younger people may be key to Meta’s survival. Zuckerberg sees big things ahead for both the metaverse and his company.
 

Upside-Down Rhino Research Wins A 2021 Ig Nobel Prize

Sometimes science is weird. The Ig-Nobel Prize is awarded to scientists whose research goes beyond the traditional experiment. This year’s winner? A team that hung rhinos upside-down to measure their blood flow! It’s tough being a rhino these days.

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An experiment that hung rhinoceroses upside down to see what effect it had on the animals has been awarded one of this year’s Ig Nobel prizes.

This prize, often considered a joke that should make you think, is presented by real Nobel laureates. The prize: a trophy they had to assemble from a PDF print-out and a cash prize in the form of a counterfeit 10 trillion dollar Zimbabwean banknote.

Other recipients of this year’s prize included a group who studied the bacteria in chewing gum stuck to pavement; another studied how to control cockroaches on submarines; a third studied communication between humans and cats.

What could be more important (or daft) than hanging 12 rhinos upside down for 10 minutes from helicopters? The rhino study does exactly this. The team wanted to know if the animals’ health might be compromised while slung in that position from a crane. Surprisingly, this experiment had not been conducted before.

Their evidence, in fact, showed that rhinos coped better in this upside-down position than lying down on their chest or on their side. As it turns out, being upside-down for a rhino is much like standing up normally, their lungs were equally perfused. It will be exciting to see which animals are next.

Museum Lends Artist $84K, Who Keeps It, Calling It “Art”

Does art imitate life or does life imitate art? It is a question with no definitive answer. But it is a question that creates a lot of controversy, especially when there is a lot of money involved. The artist argues that he has completed his contract, the museum says that he did not. You decide.

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A new art exhibition in Denmark ran into problems when an artist, Jens Haaning, who was supposed to use $84,000 to create two reproductions of famous earlier works instead kept the money. The exhibition, called Work It Out, is based on a theme: the future of labor.

Haaning previously used framed cash to represent the average annual salaries of an Austrian and a Dane.

However, when gallery staff received the pieces, they were shocked: the frames were empty. Haaning says he is keeping the money in the name of art.

The new piece, which he calls “Take the Money and Run,” has caused a dispute between Haaning and the museum on the topics of labor, the value of work and contractual obligations, precisely the theme of the exhibit itself.

While Haaning’s new work is displayed in the museum, they are still trying to retrieve the $84,000, hoping that it will be returned before January or they will have to contemplate legal action. Haaning has stated that he has no plans to give back the cash, nor is he worried about any consequences. He believes that he has created a better piece of work than simply recreating the older pieces as planned.

Haaning’s piece is not the first work to question the value of art itself. In 2019 Maurizio Cattelan taped a banana to a wall. Banksy shredded a painting at auction in 2018. And, in 1958, Yves Klein exhibited an empty room to thousands of people—an invisible work of art.