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Epic CEO fears Apple's influence over the metaverseavon b7 said:r_mari said:EPIC's CEO is an idiot.
The Metaverse will not exist without Apple's participation.
Apple will create the Metaverse that people want to use.
Only Apple can create the glasses that people will want to use to access the Metaverse.
Even Facebook has given up on the Metaverse.
They realize that they cannot do it alone without Apple's help.
The question beyond that is if you want multiple metaverses (AKA Apple metaverse) or something standardised.
An Apple metaverse would be quite limited as it is a terminal device manufacturer and the notion of a true metaverse really depends on data (content) and moving it around in quantity, at speed and keeping latency very low.
Apple will use open standards where it makes sense to do so. I mean, it's not like they rolled their own TCP/IP stack for networking or came up with their own version of HTML for the web.That data should ideally be universal so I hope things move forward following standards and preferably open standards.
No blue vs green avatars. LOL.
That said, they'll protect the areas where they invest in R&D heavily and come up with things which companies/people who are only fixated on technical details instead of the human experience wouldn't (but will be quick to dismiss as obvious or not as important). They're not an advertising company masquerading as a technology company who can give away their work and fund it via data harvesting. And they're also not the type of company which waits for everyone else to do the hard work and then cries that it should be open source and/or finds a way to clone and own it.
I know that it's difficult for the people whose minds only see algorithms and technical details to comprehend, but there's more to creating a great technology than the sum of its parts. Those insights into the human experience which differentiate truly great products from good ones aren't just obvious details. But I can see how it's easy for some to be envious and want to belittle it.
Epic CEO fears Apple's influence over the metaverse
FTC proposes 'Click to Cancel' rule to simplify subscription cancellation processihatescreennames said:ihatescreennames said:Is it just me or does it sound like the FTC wants to make it as simple to cancel a subscription everywhere as it already is if I’ve signed up for one via iOS?
Excellent move on the part of the FTC, and something I've not been able to say with some of their other edicts.
No, Google Bard is not trained on Gmail dataNEmacGuy said:Bard said the quiet part out loud.
No, Google Bard is not trained on Gmail dataDAalseth said:genovelle said:chasm said:I think it would have been more prudent to say that Google denies Bard was trained on Gmail data, as given Google’s track record on honesty is … not something you should take as definitive, let’s just say.Out of the mouths of babes … or bards, in this case …
Your personal data remains your personal data.
Sorry but Google has been caught lying about this kind of thing WAY too many times to be credible.
I do find it surprising though that they haven’t been sued over this, though.
Honestly, just come out and be public with your entire business model and let people decide if they can stomach all the things you're doing behind the scenes. As a friend of mine who worked for Google said after watching Black Mirror, "it's a little too close for comfort".