Zuckerberg's Image Sparked Awkward Feelings Among The Web Community
One single image posted on Mark Zuckerberg account on Sunday 21 February encapsulated the future: with a determined stride, Facebook-'s CEO walking...
One single image posted on Mark Zuckerberg account on Sunday 21 February encapsulated the future: with a determined stride, Facebook's CEO walking through the crowd, makes a surprise appearance in the middle of a Samsung's press conference at Barcelona Mobile World Congress, as the participants, unaware of his presence, are plunging into the depths virtual reality headsets.
Comments reveal the awkward side of the image. "is this picture an allegory of our future ? the people in a virtual reality with our leaders walking by us", asked Nicolas on Twitter.
This photo of our new overlord marching amongst his plugged in subjects is really something pic.twitter.com/VP3iB6rfws
— Owen Williams ⚡️ (@ow) February 21, 2016
"I dont want to live in a world like this. ... I dont want to sit in a gray suit, and be told whats cool, under an air conditioned led illuminated hall of electronic devices tracking my every move, be human is to be free."
Much later, people on the network that Zuckerberg invented will start passing this photo around. It looks like “1984,” they say, or that 1984 Apple ad; it reminds them of “The Matrix,” in which humans grow in amniotic pods and experience the “world” via a plug in their heads.
It remains to be seen whether VR will ever go mainstream, even with Facebook pushing it, but if you've wondered how a tech company like Facebook could pave the way to a Matrix-like future, you now have a visual that epitomizes that dream/nightmare.