Business

Before we make fun of metaverses...

Meta and Microsoft's idea is misplaced, but not wrong.

18 February 2022

No, I do not want to talk to a cartoon avatar. Nor do I want to appear to others as a cartoon. I'm not 12, this isn't secondary school, and expressing my individuality online is very low on my list of priorities.

Especially if I'm on a business call. I don't care how engaging a cartoon avatar might be, I know people will look down on it. I won't be taken seriously. I'm better off appearing in a dishevelled sweatshirt, with my chaotic office in the background. People are forgiving about that because at least I'm being present and authentic.

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