Mark Zuckeberg’s metaverse is still just a dream in his head. But one host took the liberty of crafting a version of Facebook’s metaverse that likely wouldn’t be approved by the social media giant.
The video opens by welcoming the viewer as an âAlpha Testerâ for the Metaverse. The caption explains that the viewer will participate in the environment with the CEO of Meta Mark Zuckerberg himself. And then things get weird.
âHey. And welcome. Today we’re going to talk about the Metaverse,â Zuck says animatedly before turning to show you he’s got a great sword behind his back. Sporting a Pennywise-style smile and an obsession with Sweet Baby Rays (which, it should be noted, is based on the real Zuckerberg), the video becomes a chilling commentary on where all this metaverse could go.
– Jake Hanrahan (@Jake_Hanrahan) November 29, 2021
Ultimately, the user has a choice of whether or not to accept a gift of Zuckerberg barbecue sauce, which the viewer declines. And since the video isn’t really interactive, you don’t really have a choice. But that’s not what Zuckerberg wanted to hear. And our spectator gets massacred by the pixelated Zuck.
The video features a spooky coda explaining that Meta “sent a hitman to your house at the behest of Mark Zuckerberg.”
You can try out the new video for yourself on YouTube, which even lets you rotate the camera.
And it’s definitely worth watching the 360 ââversion via YouTube, which was produced by Surreal Entertainment. There are all kinds of details that you won’t catch if you only see a static version of the video, like the ones currently circulating on sites like Twitter and TikTok. For example, do you notice that there is someone else in the room with you and Zuck?
In fact, there could be two people if you include the person tied behind the column and anything behind the Sweet Baby Rays.
It’s just a bizarre parody video at this point, but if Zuckerberg’s dreams for the Metaverse come true, who can say it won’t look something like this? Even though Zuck currently wants everything to look like an Encarta ’95 CD-ROM.