📰 From the Newsroom
It's not a case of calling the glasses old and out-of-touch; Facebook isn't that kind of kettle. Instead, we're treated to video frolics from a Zuckerberg family vacation.
As the latest step in Facebook's quest to Matrixize society, the videos are a bit meh. For me, the highlight was seeing Mark Zuckerberg almost get wiped out by a flying cushion. To be fair, they're probably made of diamonds and cashmere.
- Facebook claimed the glasses bring us "one step closer to full augmented reality glasses." In their defense, if I was going to nominate a branch of metaphysics to be augmented, reality is the one I'd choose.
- We also got some much-needed clarification as to the style of the glasses, which will have Ray-Ban's "iconic form factor" and the famous fashion sense Facebook is known for.
- You can sign up to receive the official notification (tomorrow) at the Ray-Ban website. The fact that the background looks hypnotic is, for sure, unrelated to the neural wristband technology currently in development.
Not sure when tech news just became a series of events from Lex Luthor's dream journal. But now the super-wealthy want to do to death what they did to taxes; stop doing it.
So, here we are just months from the latest announcement that humans definitely, certainly, 100% do have a maximum lifespan, and a cabal of super-wealthy people are preparing to effectively bribe the grim reaper to stay out of their affairs.
Among the interesting facts,
- One of the recruited scientists is known for his research into building a human-pig chimera.
- The only goal is to create "great science", but one suspects that "great science" has a pretty narrow definition; time machine or immortality.
It feels like the end of an era, all of the tech giant have finished their schooling. Now, they're all going in different directions as they pursue their big dream: NASA contracts.
Now that Clubhouse has built a market it's only fair that Amazon takes their tribute. Although, who would've thought live audio would be the big thing of 2021?
- Amazon will host music, celebrities, and podcasters on their new network.
- The plan is to give 55 million Amazon music subscribers access to live performances.
- Plans for audio will also include Twitch which should get some new audio features soon.