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"The promise of VR is to make the world you wanted. It is not possible, on Earth, to give everyone all that they would want. Not everyone can have Richard Branson’s private island,” Doom co-creator and former CTO of Oculus John Carmack told Joe Rogan during a 2020 interview.

Fuck this take, and the "let them e̶a̶t̶ ̶c̶a̶k̶e̶ play VR" insult

"Please, we just want housing and healthcare we could easily afford if you billionaires didn't horde."

"Look, we can't give everyone a private island, so we should just keep everything for ourselves."

wired.com/story/billionaires-u

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still just peeved at this

"Please don't disrupt the real system that favors me. Here, disrupt this sandbox system!"

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@RadicalEdward It's like they want to make Ready Player One a real thing.

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@RadicalEdward "Yo tech bro! Why don't you dislocate your ass and allocate some of them resources my way? Call it Charity or whatever makes you feel good about your lack of moral compass."

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@RadicalEdward that was not for you Ed, I was larping.

wealth disparity, tech bros 

@RadicalEdward Well, ah. My respect for John Carmack just tanked.

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@vortex_egg @erosdiscordia @lordbowlich

Good point, if a VR house is just as good as a real one, we can just slap some goggles on these rich tech bros faces and let them sit in a corner while we turn their crappy mansions into community support centers

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@RadicalEdward A VR system won't assuage the real life pain of being homeless.

wealth disparity, tech bros 

@RadicalEdward
More #MatrixPrequal garbage, we see. We are just waiting for the aha moment in the #legacyMedia, whereby some poor kid is used to sell the idea that #VR and #hotelQuarantine go well together.

"Thank goodness for #VR, its healthy for you, when you are in #arbitraryDetention."

#Microsoft #brainwavePoweredCurrency #patent060606

wealth disparity, tech bros 

@RadicalEdward if we can blame any magazine for this it's Wired

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@RadicalEdward What a slippery slope all these islands are.

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@RadicalEdward
I wouldn't mind VR... if I didn't have to spend 50% of my income in rent 😡 (and that's without counting power, water, gas, food, internet, the interests for my credit card, etc.)

wealth disparity, tech bros 

@yuki @RadicalEdward i feel you comrade

wealth disparity, tech bros 

@RadicalEdward this will be france 2.0

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